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Re: ObjC additions (Was: Re: PROPOSAL: Objective-C++)


From: Björn Gohla
Subject: Re: ObjC additions (Was: Re: PROPOSAL: Objective-C++)
Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2001 01:33:45 +0100

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On Monday 19 November 2001 23:45, Ovidiu Predescu wrote:
>
> 1. Exception handling. I'm thinking specifically of something along
> the lines of the Java exception handling, with its very useful
> "finally" block. We need to consider how this would fit into the
> current OpenStep/Cocoa exception handling, and also how it integrates
> with the C++ model. From an implementation point of view, we can
> probably reuse the current exception handling infrastructure from C++.
>
> 2. Class variables. A "must add" in my opinion, as the current way of
> defining them using static variables is far from being acceptable.
>
> 3. Blocks, as described by Brad Cox.
>
> 4. Syntactic sugars for constant property objects.
>
> Of course, the new features we add to the language should not impact
> the existing programs, which should continue to compile and run
> correctly.
>
> Any other thoughts on other useful things?

5. how about operators?

6. a mechanism to transparently access c types as objects (very handy if you 
want to store them in a container)
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