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Re: [Xotcl] Mixins in XOTcl

From: Michael Schlenker <>
Date: Wed, 19 May 2004 17:37:24 +0200

Neil Madden wrote:

> Just a random thought, not totally paying attention to this thread:
> Is there a reason why the filter/mixin lists could not just be normal
> object/class variables? Seems XOTcl already has plenty of flexibility
> to deal with these. E.g.:
> instead of:
> Object mixin ....
> do:
> Object set mixins [list ... ]
> or something like that (not completely familiar with the current
> syntax). The old methods could be setup to just be wrappers around
> these new variables. Or is there some reason why these lists are
> treated specially?

mixins and filters are no variables.

Its similar in tcl, where you have [info commands] and not a magic
$commands variable as you might have in other languages.

Using traces it should be possible to provide such an interface if
anyone really wants it.