[MUD-Dev] Re: PDMud thread summary

Alex Oren alexo at bigfoot.com
Wed Oct 28 13:35:49 New Zealand Daylight Time 1998

On Tue, 27 Oct 1998 21:12:31 -0700, Chris Gray wrote:

} Static versus dynamic binding of function calls as a programming language
} feature I understand just fine. It was those words attached to a question
} about an object model that confused me. The object model and the
} programming language are strongly intertwined, but they *are* separate.

But an OO programming language has an object model as its foundation but there
are language independent object models (COM/DCOM, CORBA, ...)

} Anyway, I agree - having a way to attach function pointers (or whatever
} you choose to call them) to objects is extremely useful.
}  >Now, to multiple dispatch.  Multiple dispatch is what Scott Meyers (More
}  >Effective C++) calls "Making functions virtual with respect to more than one
}  >object".  C++ and Java do not support this paradigm directly but there are
}  >ways to simulate it.
} OK, definitely jargon then. So, like, er, the state of two objects
} determines which function is called for something?

More like the "class" of two (or more) objects.

Have fun,

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