Promoting to Complex
jonathan at jnthn.net
Mon Sep 27 19:51:23 UTC 2010
Jonathan Worthington wrote:
> chromatic wrote:
>> On Monday 27 September 2010 at 12:03, Jonathan Worthington wrote:
>>> However, at this point I'd be very surprised if we're still using
>>> (in Rakudo) the Integer/Float PMCs for our Int/Num types after the
>>> meta-model replacement lands.
>> What do Parrot's Int and Float PMCs need to be useful to Rakudo?
> Sorry, I shoulda been a bit more explicit on the reasoning. The issue
> isn't that they're not good enough, or that they need to change.
> Rather, it's that as the meta-model design has started to come
> together, I've mostly concluded they don't really fit in.
> However, PMC inheritance today is really implemented as delegation -
> something not in itself a problem , but a bit too heavyweight for
> things as fundamental as Int and Num. The upshot today is that for an
> Int we have:
Reference inclusion FAIL. I meant to add:
is essentially advocating a delegation-y approach to meta-class
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