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Re: [Xotcl] "tie" command

From: Gustaf Neumann <>
Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2003 16:54:15 +0100

On Friday 24 January 2003 15:44, Kristoffer Lawson wrote:
> On Fri, 24 Jan 2003, Gustaf Neumann wrote:
> > we could provide an option -bind <varname> to the new instproc to allow
> > the user to specify a local or a per-object or global variable name, but
> > this does not provide reference counting at all. i have started some
> > time ago
> Oh, I meant to say that an option to [new] is not necessarily the best.
> Often (at least in my case) it is a method of an object which creates
> an instance and returns it, like:
> set msg [$cmdReader getNewMessage]
> So at the level where I want the automisation I don't directly call new.
> Naturally this could be changed to accommodate the use of new, but then
> my interface wouldn't be as cleanly split up.

 i don't get your point: getNewMessage has to create the Object,
 so it can use certainly new (with all variants). is your argument:
 the caller of newmessage should decide, whether the created
 object should be dynamically reclaimed or not?

 anyhow, it is not hard to do it one or the other way....


Univ.Prof. Dr.Gustaf Neumann
Abteilung für Wirtschaftsinformatik
WU-Wien, Augasse 2-6, 1090 Wien