Python aka. Smalltalk Lite?

Bernhard Herzog herzog at online.de
Sun Feb 13 22:45:31 CET 2000


aahz at netcom.com (Aahz Maruch) writes:

> In article <1e5wxbt.bq9v2nqzwbxuN%bparsia at email.unc.edu>,
> Bijan Parsia <bparsia at email.unc.edu> wrote:
> >
> >Here's are some whimper inducing things for me:
> >        No class methods
> >        No super
> 
> Yeah, I've been able to work around these, but they're somewhat
> annoying.  Note that I believe that Smalltalk has only single
> inheritance, so adopting super may be a bit difficult in Python.

It seems to me that deciding what super should do is quite
straightforward in Python. 

Given e.g.

class Xyzzy(Spot, The, Looney):

	def walk_silly(self):
		super()

Then super would evaluate to whatever Xyzzy.walk_silly would evaluate
to if walk_silly weren't an attribute of Xyzzy.

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