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The term 'variable' tends to have many meanings. In Squeak and Smalltalk it is normally used to refer to symbols that serve as handles to whatever object is assigned to them. All variables are iniated to nil, which assures any variable in Squeak has some definite value if only nil.

Kinds of variables in Squeak:

Global
Class
Pool
Special
Instance
Class instance
Method parameters
Method local variables
Block parameters
Block local variables

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