[self-interest] embedding based prototype languages

James McCartney asynth at io.com
Wed Nov 6 20:26:20 UTC 2002

Again this is not about Self exactly but I don't think there's any 
bandwidth problem on this list..

OK I've been curious about this ever since you posted it. If it is not 
a secret, I wish you would tell more about it. I assume you are 
flattening parents into a single object. Do you also flatten the 
instance's own slots along with the parents? It would seem like you'd 
need to hash in that case, but obviously you're not since you say 1 
clock. But I'm not even sure what that means since even an array lookup 
is not 1 clock.

On Monday, September 30, 2002, at 03:37  PM, Jecel Assumpcao Jr wrote:

> And I am implementing a version of Self with constant time dispatch (1
> clock, not counting cache misses). It doesn't have dynamic inheritance
> and wastes memory. You can say that "under the hood" it uses embedding
> instead of delegation. But it looks like normal Self at the programming
> level.
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