On Aug 9, 2005, at 6:18 PM, Larry Wall wrote:
: Personally I am not a fan of the 'is_a' name, I just did it one day,
: and it sort of stuck.
Well, hey, I'm not a fan of the "isa" name, so I guess we're even.
fair enough :)
: But I do think we need to find a way to
: differentiate between the two questions:
: - What class are you an instance of?
: - What class are you describing?
So why not just use "describes"? Then maybe Object.isa(Foo) delegates
I like that, but is it appropriate for subclasses as well?
Or should Object.isa(Foo) just use WALKCLASS and check the hierarchy
itself using .describes()?
: The first question can be asked of anything which inherits from
: The second question is really only relevant to MetaClass instances.
: Thoughts, Comments, Suggestions?
My suggestion would be to assume that the Apocalypses are primarily
intended to be entertaining rather than factual. :-)
Already assumed :)
However, I need to start somewhere.