[armedbear-devel] class-prototype

Alan Ruttenberg alanruttenberg at gmail.com
Wed Mar 10 17:43:41 UTC 2010


Thanks for adding class-prototype. Unfortunately I realize that the
specification doesn't guarantee the behavior I was looking for, so I
though I would solicit advise.

Basically I want to be able to access class-allocated slot values
before I create any real instances. I thought I could grab the class
prototype and do slot value on them, but according to the doc below
initialize is not called, which I guess is when class-allocated slots
are being set up.

Is there a portable way of asking for the values of class slots absent
the creation of at least one initialized instance?



Generic Function class-prototype class

Returns a prototype instance of class. Whether the instance is
initialized is not specified. The results are undefined if a portable
program modifies the binding of any slot of prototype instance.

This generic function signals an error if class has not been finalized.

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