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daemon@ATHENA.MIT.EDU (Tue Mar 29 16:41:28 1994 )

Date: Tue, 29 Mar 1994 14:28:30 -0600 (MDT)
From: the Lynx <BRANDON@cc.usu.edu>
To: coldstuff@MIT.EDU

We were just thinking odd thoughts the other day, and I suddenly thought it
would be nice if you could "link" an object with a data type, and then be able
to use that data type as you would a frob.  For example, say I like $list to
all 'list data types, I could do:

   vlist = [$obj, $obj, $obj];
   vlist = vlist.map('name)

which would be the same as currently typing:

   vlist = $list.map(vlist, 'name);

Anyhow, what made me think of this was something Jordan (Chaos) said a long
time ago, and just the odd thoughts of the evening.  Right now it would take
about ---> <--- this much core modification to adjust, as 99% of the utility
object methods already require the data type to be modified as the first

On another note, is Greg waking from the dead?  Are we going to be expecting a
newer version of ColdMUD? (current is 0.10.1)...?

-Brandon (the Lynx)