How about... something completely different? (Re: [squeak-dev]
Re: On traits composition)
goran at krampe.se
Wed Dec 9 11:13:34 UTC 2009
Colin Putney wrote:
> Lately, I've been thinking that it would be useful to have a delegation
> operator. For the sake argument, let's use backtick, since it's not used
> in Smalltalk. The operator could be applied to the receiver in a message
> send, like this:
> `anObject doSomething
> This would cause the #doSomething message to behave like a super send.
> The selector #doSomething would be dispatched with respect to anObject,
> but the method would be executed with the sender as the receiver.
> I'm not sure what patterns of composition would emerge in a langauge
> that supported it, but it seems like the simplest way to allow one
> object to delegate to another object without inheriting from it.
Ehm... so the method doSomething implemented in anObject suddenly can
access ivars/self of the *sender*? That feels ... odd. :)
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