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[COLD] Heretical Question

daemon@ATHENA.MIT.EDU (Fri Apr 17 14:51:20 1998 )

From: jeffk@tenetwork.com
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 1998 11:22:45 -0700
To: coldstuff@cold.org

I've been re-evaluating my Kelvin design as I get deeper and deeper into
my current cold based project.  I've come up with a rather heretical

How important IS run-time receivability of the "class" structure (yes I
know Cold is classless but that's the easiest way to phrase what Im asking.)

I know many people are used to on-line editing of their object defs, but
when push comes to shove, for a production environment what are the real

Does it add significantly to the expressive power of the language or
maintainability of applications in real-world use? How so?

I'm asking because this feature has all sorts of implications that result
in late binding and visualizations.  Without it, one could really write
such a  system right on top of the JAVA VM rather then on a second layer of
VM ontop of that.

Pls consider your answers carefully.


Jeffrey P. Kesselman
Senior Game Integration Engineer
Total Entertainment Network

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