[plt-scheme] PLT-Scheme object system (was re: Image Snip initialization)

From: Jens Axel Søgaard (jensaxel at soegaard.net)
Date: Fri Aug 4 15:18:06 EDT 2006

Nicholas Chubrich skrev:
> 	I feel the same as David Richards about the PLT object
> system---in particular the redundancy of make-object, new, and
> instantiate (I never manage to remember which is which, for one
> thing).  But to my mind the problem is not that these facilities
> shouldn't be available or are holdovers from previous object systems,
> but that mechanisms for specifying named or positional arguments have
> nothing to do with object systems per se.  There should be a general
> facility in the core of the language that suffices for these things.
> I'd like to have the flexibility of specifying things any way I'd
> like, but without the complication of three redundant forms to do so.

Maybe it is an idea to have an introduction to the object system
different from the reference mamual? That would solve the problem
with confusing "left overs", and there would be no reason to
go idiom fishing.

Jens Axel Søgaard

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