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Re: 79-lang-compile.patch

From: Akim Demaille
Subject: Re: 79-lang-compile.patch
Date: 10 Apr 2001 20:58:41 +0200
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>>>>> "Tom" == Tom Tromey <address@hidden> writes:
>>>>> "Akim" == Akim Demaille <address@hidden> writes:

Akim> * (Language): Add attributes `flags', `compile' and
Akim> `compiler'.  (&finish_languages, &handle_single_transform_list,
Akim> &handle_dist) (&add_depend2, &register_language): Use them and
Akim> the `linker' and `pure' attributes.

Tom> As I've said many times before, I definitely think we want each
Tom> language to be an object of some kind.

Tom> But do we really want objects with public attributes?  It seems
Tom> to me that we'd probably rather have objects with public methods
Tom> and private attributes.  (For all I know they are the same in
Tom> Perl.  Feel free to educate me :-)

I certainly don't have a strong Perl culture, but it is my
understanding that this presentation is the tradition (firstly because
that's the way Class::Struct is built, and secondly because that's
what advocates the advanced Perl programming book from O'Reilly :).

Nevertheless, in the present case, these are not exactly attributes,
which _are_ hidden.  It's accessors:


is a method returning the value of the hidden bar attribute, and

        $foo->bar (baz)

sets it.

Anyway, there is a big problem with pushing more language handling in
the class itself, as there is a lot of Automake subs to use.  And then
Automake depends upon Automake::Languages which depends upon
Automake.  Puke puke puke!

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