On Sep 9, 6:05 pm, sean <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> I'm working on a custom extension of a couple of functions to the
> Object class and was just wondering how prototype connects functions
> such as Object.inspect(variable); to variable.inspect();

It doesn't : )

> So far I have:
> Object.extend(Object.prototype, {

It's a pretty bad idea to extend Object.prototype with custom
properties. The only reason for doing this would be to replace native
methods that are known to have a faulty behavior. You can find many
lengthy explanations around the web why this is generally a bad idea.

>         talk: function(object)
>         {
>                 if(typeof(this) != 'function')
>                         object = this;
>                 alert(object);
>         }
> });
> This seems like it should work for simple cases but will quickly
> become more complicated if I want more that just the one parameter.
> Given the amount that things like this are done in prototype I was
> just wondering if there is a better way to accomplish this.

Prototype extends `Object` (not `Object.prototype`). Which
complications are you talking about?

> - Sean

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