On Sat, 6 Jul 2002 23:53:20 +0900, David Alan Black wrote:
> On Sat, 6 Jul 2002, Dossy wrote:
>> I know two things:
>> 
>> 1) Inheriting methods from your parent is good.
>> 
>> 2) Needing to know what the class of your parent is a coding
>> smell. Especially if you are using multiple inheritance.
> Also (again, the terminological problem), the thing we're talking
> about here isn't a traditional OO inheritance or parent/child
> relationship, but rather the matter of an object knowing what the
> value of "self" was at the time that it was instantiated. I've
> found the thread interesting, though I'm still not convinced that
> this notion has a place in good Ruby code design.

Anyway, doesn't Ruby have a way to handle some of this now? In
particular, through blocks as closures, as blocks remember their
creation context?

-austin
-- Austin Ziegler, austin / halostatue.ca on 2002.07.06 at 10.59.02