Keith Playford

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The challenge for the metaobject protocol designer is to balance the con-icting demands of eeciency, simplicity, and extensibility. It is impossible to know all desired extensions in advance; some of them will require greater functionality, while others require greater eeciency. In addition, the protocol itself must be suuciently simple that it can be fully(More)
Object-oriented languages with multiple inheritance and automatic conflict resolution typically use a linearization of superclasses to determine which version of a property to inherit when several superclasses provide definitions. Recent work has defined several desirable characteristics for linearizations, the most important being monotonicity, which(More)
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