[chuck-users] determining the type of an Object in code
gelfmuse at gmail.com
Wed Sep 3 18:29:31 EDT 2008
I wanted to write a class that would abstract arrays like the
Collection class in SuperCollider. I guess I can't. I would have to
write a class for each type of object that I wanted to make
On Wed, Sep 3, 2008 at 5:17 PM, Kassen <signal.automatique at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2008/9/3 mike clemow <gelfmuse at gmail.com>
>> Hi list,
>> Is there a way to determine an object's type programmatically?
> I don't think so, I thought for a moment that we could write a massively
> overloaded function but then remembered arrays are separate types and
> int foo[ ];
> is a different type from
> int bar[ ] [ ];
> So we'd need a infinitely overloaded function...
> I'm not sure why you could need this. I'm not sure in what kind of situation
> you would get a object from somewhere yet be unaware of it's type; because
> of our strong typing I don't think we ever get such objects (which can be
> nice yet is related to limitations as well).
> Could you illustrate the issue?
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