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2009.07.02

Pricey ivars

Filed under: Programming — cwright @ 12:20 am

(apologies in advance — this will be a rather technical post.  It’s eventually intended for fdiv.net, but while it’s getting migrated I figured I’d plop it down here.)

Instance Variables (or, more briefly, ivars) are a pretty simple trend in Object Oriented Languages.  They’re data that get carried along inside an object, helping to define its state.  While it would be fun to elaborate more on this, this particular article isn’t intended to teach the basics of OOP.  So if you’re unsure of what an ivar is, this article probably isn’t for you. (more…)

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