[plt-scheme] Stack Object

From: Matthew Flatt (mflatt at cs.utah.edu)
Date: Tue Oct 15 17:10:33 EDT 2002

At Wed, 16 Oct 2002 00:29:54 +0100, "Paulo Jorge O. C. Matos" wrote:
> What's the utility of an interface?

To support `is-a?' and `implements?' tests that are not necessarily
tied to implementation inheritance. They're intended to serve the same
role as Java interfaces, but in dynamic, first-class form.

In particular, being an instance of stack<%> doesn't prevent an object
from being used more specifically as a named-stack%, just as the #t
result of `(integer? 4)' doesn't prevent 4 from being used more
specifically as an integer.


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