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2.10: Chapter Summary

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    In this chapter you have seen how to create categories, classes and methods. You have see how to use the system browser, the inspector, the debugger and the Monticello browser.

    • Categories are groups of related classes.
    • A new class is created by sending a message to its superclass.
    • Protocols are groups of related methods.
    • A new method is created or modified by editing its definition in the browser and then accepting the changes.
    • The inspector offers a simple, general-purpose GUI for inspecting and interacting with arbitrary objects.
    • The system browser detects usage of undeclared methods and variables, and offers possible corrections.
    • The initialize method is automatically executed after an object is created in Squeak. You can put any initialization code there.
    • The debugger provides a high-level GUI to inspect and modify the state of a running program.
    • You can share source code filing out a category.
    • A better way to share code is to use Monticello to manage an external repository, for example defined as a SqueakSource project.

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