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The Objects in Squeak are organized as instances of Classes that are contained in other Classes. A Class A that is contained in a Class B in Squeak has access to the Methods of the Class B. Thus an object of kind A is said to inherit - the methods from - the objects it is contained in. And inheritance is a way to give Objects more capacities (access to methods) without having to write special code. (The hierachy button is very useful here: Go to TextMorph - Cmd-b - and push the hierarchy button to see a fairly deeply nested morph in context.)

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