[Pharo-dev] Losing instance variable addition
siguctua at gmail.com
Thu Oct 31 18:37:01 EDT 2013
Btw, if you remember, i already proposed how to solve 'extending object's
state with arbitrary state' , mainly by changing the object format to
support variable number of key-value properties per object.
This is fairly easy to implement, at VM level, just reserve extra field in
define the format of key/value dictionary and add primitives to retrieve
and store key-based properties for objects.
What i like in it, that at language side it is cost nothing: you don't have
the language to formally define the slots (but you may, of course),
and there's nothing preventing you from using private keys and not giving
to anyone to keep your data private and not exposing it globally (except
from reflection tools i guess).
And, what is important, you are free to use them or not.. and it costs
almost nothing in terms of performance, and nothing in terms of formalism
and extra rules in language/package/source management etc etc
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the Pharo-dev