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active values

    Date: Thu, 1 Nov 1984  15:09 EST
    From: Steven <Handerson@CMU-CS-C.ARPA>

    Ok, Dave, what kind of active values are already present in Flavors?

    Date: 1 Nov 84 11:36 PST
    From: Kahn.pa@XEROX.ARPA

    How does flavors have active values?  Its true that if one sends message
    ':foo and ':set-foo then via method combination one can do all that
    active values do.  


    But its not normal practice to send those messages to self.

Not so.  It depends on the particular programming style employed.  Many
people use messages to access logical values that happen to be stored
directly as instance variables, especially people who use active values.