[Pharo-project] About (nil at nil)

Adrian Lienhard adi at netstyle.ch
Sat Apr 23 21:37:00 CEST 2011


On Apr 21, 2011, at 19:32 , Igor Stasenko wrote:

> On 21 April 2011 18:42, Stéphane Ducasse <stephane.ducasse at inria.fr> wrote:
>> of course it is there
>> 
>>        newArray at: 34 put: Point new.
>> 
>> now could not we have a well initialized point?
>> What is the purpose of this one?
>> 
> 
> probably there was a primitives which doing fast Point allocaiton, and
> for this it takes an existing point instance as a prototype.
> I don't know if this slot are used by something ..

It doesn't seem so. I (quickly) checked the VM sources and couldn't find an access to this array slot...

Adrian


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