stefan.blixt at gmail.com
Sat Sep 4 12:33:30 EDT 2010
No, Java has the class member and instanceof operator, which would take care
of this problem. These are missing in ChucK.
On Sat, Sep 4, 2010 at 6:12 PM, Hans Aberg <haberg-1 at telia.com> wrote:
> On 4 Sep 2010, at 17:46, Kassen wrote:
> It is not having a type system that is causing problems, but that it often
>> is a bit underdeveloped.
>> Yes, and malnourished. >:-)
>> For example, if one wants dynamic typing, that can be done by having a
>> type by which the other types can be derived dynamically. Then the problems
>> like the one above cane be done by introducing a new type.
>> We can do that for non-primitives, but we can't ask a given object "Hey,
>> what's your type?". Exactly that is high on my wishlist.
> That may already have it by its implementation. When looking into the
> sources, I think I saw a base class object from which all others were
> derived. If so, it is the Java grammar imposed on top that restricts it.
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