[Pharo-project] is there an easy way to know the SmallInteger instances?

Schwab,Wilhelm K bschwab at anest.ufl.edu
Mon Nov 22 00:58:50 CET 2010

But by iterating over all small integers, are you not "instantiating" ones that were not in use?  Dr. Heisenberg will get a good grin out this one :)

From: pharo-project-bounces at lists.gforge.inria.fr [pharo-project-bounces at lists.gforge.inria.fr] On Behalf Of Eliot Miranda [eliot.miranda at gmail.com]
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Subject: Re: [Pharo-project] is there an easy way to know the SmallInteger      instances?

So you could implement
SmallInteger class>>instanceCount
    ^self maxVal - self minVal + 1

SmallInteger class>>allInstances
    ^self minVal to: self maxVal

you could implement the following but it's of academic interest only; it'll take a long time on a 64-bit implementation ;)  If you add this then you have to guard against it being invoked because shure as s**t someone will wonder why the system isn't doing anything when they ask some apparently reasonable question about instance counts...

SmallInteger class>>allInstancesDo: aBlock
    self minVal to: self maxVal do: aBlock


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