[Python-Dev] Parrot -- should life imitate satire?
Guido van Rossum
Wed, 01 Aug 2001 00:03:58 -0400
> >The vtable looks a lot like Python's type object. Is Perl's vtable an
> >object in its own right?
> Depends on your definition of object, I suppose. There is a mapping from
> the low-level bits the interpreter needs to interpreted-language level
> things--while the vtable won't actually be directly manipulatable at the
> HLL level, manipulating HLL constructs will alter the vtable, so it's
> effectively the same thing.
In Python, the type pointer really does point to a full-fledged
object. Which probably means something quite different than it means
in Perl. :-)
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)