[Etoys] type clash in viewer slots

K. K. Subramaniam subbukk at gmail.com
Fri Jun 6 06:52:22 EDT 2008

On Friday 06 Jun 2008 2:03:35 pm Bert Freudenberg wrote:
> Because the Etoys object model has no classes. It uses a "fat" object
> model,
You mean a "flat" object model?
> all methods are in the Player, and Player is the only type of 
> object in the Etoys philosophy. Only depending on which costume the
> player currently wears are some methods hidden in the viewer.
Should'nt an error be reported if there are two identical getter/setter 
methods, then?

>So it is not a bug but a conscious design decision. Extensibility was
>not high on the requirements list.
The category definitions seemed to be designed for extensibility. The 
following spec would have been simpler:
    ( slot name description type getter setter categorylist)


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