[asdf-devel] The issue at hand
avodonosov at yandex.ru
Sat Jan 25 12:58:03 UTC 2014
24.01.2014, 22:58, "Robert P. Goldman" <rpgoldman at sift.info>:
> I believe that the issue was that Faré couldn't preserve both:
> 1. OPERATION is the universal superclass so that methods on it could do
> things like introspection, collect statistics, etc. and
> 2. OPERATION provides a certain expected set of behaviors to those who
> wish to provide their own subclasses.
> He had to choose one or the other, so he chose 1, and sacrificed 2. He
> has successfully convinced me, at least, that he couldn't do both.
Theoretically, OPERATION may be the root class and keep the old semantics
(downward + selfward + other). And subclasses override this semantics
as they do now: DOWNWARD-PERATION, SELFWARD-OPERATION, etc.
This may lead to some code duplication in ASDF.
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