Probe --  An abstract superclass of both VarProbe and MessageProbe.


A Probe is simply an object that contains pointers to an element (instance variable or message description) of another object. The Probe contains instance variables that describe the referent's class and type. It's actually an abstract class that is further subdivided into VarProbe and MessageProbe, which represent the two basic types of elements of any object. The Probes are collected into a ProbeMap and subsequently installed in the ProbeLibrary.

Protocols adopted by Probe

SwarmObject ProbeConfig


Phase: Creating

Phase: Setting

Phase: Using