[self-interest] Bold outliner items

David Ungar ungar at me.com
Fri Feb 7 01:42:50 UTC 2014

If you are interested, see the talk Harold Ossher and I gave at SPLASH this past fall.

On Feb 6, 2014, at 5:39 PM, Jecel Assumpcao Jr. <jecel at merlintec.com> wrote:

> Russell Allen wrote:
> > Slots can be marked as public or private (or unmarked). This is purely
> > documentational and not enforced at all, but slots marked public get
> > bolded by outlines.
> This is true in Self 4.x but wasn't the case in Self 1 and 2 where the
> privacy declaration made a difference in slot lookup. A private slot
> would be found be an implicit self send but not by a normal send. This
> meant that "mumble" and "self mumble" might do different things (note
> that they still might if 'mumble' is a temporary variable in the current
> method, but that is a different issue).
> Unfortunately this privacy stuff combined with parent priorities and the
> tie breaker rule to make it really hard for programmers to guess what a
> piece of code would do. So it was all ripped out in Self 3 until a
> proper solution could be found but the privacy declarations remained as
> a kind of comment to be ignored by the VM. The proper solution was Us
> (do we have a link to the relevant papers for that on the site?).
> -- Jecel

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