Hacking "method variables"

Frank Heckenbach ih8mj at fjf.gnu.de
Fri Jun 9 20:36:53 CEST 2006

Frank Heckenbach wrote:

> Forwarded from marcov at stack.nl (Marco van de Voort):
> In gmane.comp.compilers.gpc, you wrote:
> > Yes, the first problem is to define a syntax. I think there might
> > have been some suggestions before, but nothing concrete so far
> > AFAIR. Do other dialects have something like that, if so which
> > syntax?
> Delphi syntax
> type tbla = procedure bla(param1,param2,param3:integer) of object;
> Only allowed to assign methods. (classes model)
> Internally such beast is a record ("TMethod") with two fields. "code" and
> "data".  Code contains a ptr to the function, data self or nil.
> (the latter in case of "class" (static) methods)
> Assignment is simple
> var bla: tbla;
> begin
>   bla:=xx.methodname;
> end;

So IIUC, the difference to Markus' way is that here the procedural
variable also contains the object, while there it only points to the
method, and can be applied to any object (of matching type), right?


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