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Re: what is `self-typing' ?


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: what is `self-typing' ?
Date: Sat, 26 Dec 2009 10:45:09 +0200

> Date: Sat, 26 Dec 2009 15:53:47 +0800
> From: waterloo <address@hidden>
> 
> > Lisp is unlike many other languages in that its objects are
> > "self-typing": the primitive type of each object is implicit in the
> > object itself.  For example, if an object is a vector, nothing can
> > treat it as a number; Lisp knows it is a vector, not a number.
> >
> 
> What is `self-typing' ? thanks

The explanation appears right there: ``self-typing'' objects are
objects that have their type implicit in the object itself.




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