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1.11 BlockClosure

Defined in namespace Smalltalk
Superclass: Object
Category: Language-Implementation
I am a factotum class. My instances represent Smalltalk blocks, portions of executeable code that have access to the environment that they were declared in, take parameters, and can be passed around as objects to be executed by methods outside the current class. Block closures are sent a message to compute their value and create a new execution context; this property can be used in the construction of control flow methods. They also provide some methods that are used in the creation of Processes from blocks.