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Re: Instance variables
Date: 19 Nov 84 09:39 PST
I have question for Flavors people. "self" is treated specially by the
micro-code rather than being a special variable. Do you think it
reasonable for Common Lisp to hack "self" or would you be happy with
just send and give up on funcall for message passing? Loops passes
"self" around as the first argument and its just an ordinary lambda
variable which can have any name. Does flavors require "self" to be
treated specially and if so what do you propose Common Lisp do about it?
I sure can't understand a word of this question. Which, if any, of the
following possible interpretation of your question is what you meant?
- Would Flavors people please discourse upon the difference between the
3600 and CADR implementations of flavors, with respect to the point that
in the CADR the variable SELF is special but in the 3600 it is lexical.
- Do we want instances of flavors to be usable as functions, with FUNCALL
and APPLY, or do we want them only to be invocable with SEND?
- What should the Common Lisp ARGLIST function return when given a method
as its argument?
- What parts of the mechanism for accessing instance variables supplied
by the proposed Common Lisp object-oriented-programming kernel should
be hidden, and what parts should be exposed to the portable programmer?
- Would Flavors people please discourse upon the virtues and/or uglinesses
of their DEFUN-METHOD feature.