Francis Hwang wrote:
> On Mar 23, 2005, at 4:59 PM, Trans wrote:
>
> > Francis, great ideas! I will work on. Thank you.
> >
> > BTW, I found it curious that these methods are so popular as they
seem
> > contrary to OOP. Wouldn't an actual Byte class be more appropriate,
for
> > instance?
>
> Definitely, but I suppose this is generally a problem with OO
> hierarchies: They work better on the edges, at specific classes, than

> in the center, at general-purpose classes. Numeric might be the most
> amenable to this, what with mathematics being a general-purpose way
to
> abstract many other domains--whether you're dealing with a calendar
or
> a computer's addressing space.
>
> They're definitely hacks, but that's okay! When it comes down to it,
> it's all about syntactic sugar anyway--even OO itself. OO is the
> sweetest syntactic sugar I know.

I like your explination :-)

T.