Dave Thomas wrote:
> 
> Stephen White <spwhite / chariot.net.au> writes:
> 
> > It would be nice if there was some way of showing the connection between
> > "join" and "split", "pack" and "unpack" and other related operations even
> > though they reside in different classes.
> 
> I think this is an excellent thought. Logically, if not in actual
> implementation, it would be fun to think of an orthogonal set of
> capabilities that you can add to the language. 

It sounds like Aspect oriented programming:

http://www.parc.xerox.com/csl/projects/aop/

David Simmons also mentioned it, but offhand.
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