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Re: DogCows or Polymorphism in the Hurd

From: Jonathan S. Shapiro
Subject: Re: DogCows or Polymorphism in the Hurd
Date: Mon, 06 Feb 2006 11:55:31 -0500

Damn. I *hate* mailing lists that don't set reply-to.

On Mon, 2006-02-06 at 14:03 +0100, Ludovic Courtès wrote:

> IOW, the `st_mode' field can be viewed as a poor man's type system.  ;-)

Yes, but it isn't "poor". It's called dynamic typing, or sometimes
run-time typing.

The problem with DogCow interfaces is that they fail to have a
well-defined run-time type. This is what makes processing them so


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