I arrived at a similar conclusion by looking at the C source. It also says
in the doc that new! can be used for multiple classes so that's probably
another reason why
2012/2/23 José Romero <jose.cyb...@gmail.com>
> On Thu, 23 Feb 2012 16:16:01 -0500
> Joe Bogner <joebog...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Sidenote: Can someone explain why the use of the parentheses around
> > the class name? It seems confusing to be '+Item in some contexts and
> > '(+Item) in others.
> It's the way typing works in the PicoLisp object system, "types" are
> lists of prototype objects (or "mixin classes", whatever way you wanna
> call them). When a message is sent to an object, be it with 'send 'try
> or calling a method symbol (val=meth), the interpreter looks into the
> val of the symbol for the method, if it's not there, it goes trough the
> symbols at the tail of the list (the "type"), in order.
> > Thanks!
> > Joe
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