Prothon Prototypes vs Python Classes

John Roth newsgroups at
Mon Mar 29 01:32:25 CEST 2004

"Harald Massa" <cpl.19.ghum at> wrote in message
news:Xns94BBF152E6BBcpl19ghumspamgourmet at
> Mark,
> I see most discussion about Prothon is concerning prototypes.
> Can you explain to me in easy words, why it is NOT possible to integrate
> prototypes into Python to stand "side by side" with classes?
> I never had a problem to "add an attribute" to an existing object; I
> can't see why it should be more than some small hacks to allow "adding a
> function to an existing object".

As you note, you can do that with a simple assignment,
and it will work. The two problems are:

1. The clone operation

2. Syntax sugar to make it all nice and palatable.

I suspect that a usable clone() operation is less
than 10 lines. The syntax sugar, on the other hand,
will IMNSHO, take forever to get agreement.

John Roth
> Harald

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