Matt S Trout dbix-class at
Sat May 12 02:49:19 BST 2007

On Fri, May 11, 2007 at 11:36:05AM -0700, chromatic wrote:
> On Friday 11 May 2007 08:58:51 Peter Corlett wrote:
> > Sure C has objects. They're just called structs, that's all.
> Sure C has types.  They're just the number of bits you can read or write 
> before crashing, that's all.


You should get yourself a copy of TCP/IP Illustrated Volume 2 and look at
how the old BSD stack used structs to provide N sets of functions pointers
to implement the interface per network device type. Bar the lack of mutability
of the keys it's not vastly unlike a package symbol table, at least in terms
of -conceptualisation- of OO.

The syntax isn't beautiful, but nor's Foo::Bar::Baz::quux($FooBarBaz, @args)
- which realistically perl's method dispatch boils down to eventually.

If you're going to strawman at least pick one that isn't already on fire :)

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