MOO-cows Mailing List Archive
[APROG] $local (was Re: Suggestion, re: Minimal.db)
Date: Fri, 1 Dec 1995 14:54:12 PST
From: email@example.com (Richard Godard)
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"
At 12:16 12/1/95, Bill Garrett wrote:
>> are still essential. I was thinking of generalizing the use of $local and a
>> & prefix. The idea would be that every programmer could @local-corify
>> mygeneric as myfoobar. You would then have &myfoobar == $local.myfoobar
>> == mygeneric. The trick is to change set_verb_code so and eval so that they
>> do the &myfoobar -> $local.myfoobar conversion and to have verb_code do the
>> $local.myfoobar -> &myfoobar conversion.
>> Any regexp wiz interested?
>$local is very often the dumping ground for such objects; there's just no
>commonly-accepted standard for this practice, though. Short of telling
>everyone to port from one single MOO, it will come down to object numbers
>in the end I think. Yr right, it is a standards problem.
Then should we work on a standard solution ?
I was thinking of & as a prefix character because I'm used to it (which is
obviously the less logical reason of using it :-) There are probably better
candidate, like ^ or _
What would be the best prefix to avoid conflicts with existing code?
Subject Index |