[Xotcl] Mixins in XOTcl

Michael Schlenker schlenk at uni-oldenburg.de
Wed May 19 17:37:24 CEST 2004

Neil Madden wrote:

> Just a random thought, not totally paying attention to this thread:
> Is there a reason why the filter/mixin lists could not just be normal 
> object/class variables? Seems XOTcl already has plenty of flexibility 
> to deal with these. E.g.:
> instead of:
> Object mixin ....
> do:
> Object set mixins [list ... ]
> or something like that (not completely familiar with the current 
> syntax). The old methods could be setup to just be wrappers around 
> these new variables. Or is there some reason why these lists are 
> treated specially?

mixins and filters are no variables.

Its similar in tcl, where you have [info commands] and not a magic 
$commands variable as you might have in other languages.

Using traces it should be possible to provide such an interface if 
anyone really wants it.


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