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Re: How does inheritance work...

daemon@ATHENA.MIT.EDU (Tue Nov 1 09:02:08 1994 )

To: jeffpk@netcom.com (Jeff Kesselman)
Cc: coldstuff@MIT.EDU
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Mon, 31 Oct 1994 23:28:19 PST."
Date: Tue, 01 Nov 1994 09:00:18 EST
From: Greg Hudson <ghudson@MIT.EDU>

>	1) When object-variables are inherited, does the inheritor
>           have its own copy or do all inheritors reference the
>           parent's copy?

The inheritor has its own copy of the object variable, but it can only
be referenced by the parent.

> In some cases you want a variable to act like a c++ static member,

My decision in designing Coldmud was not to allow this kind of
behavior; the state of an object is a property of that object alone,
not its parents.