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"W. Wesley Groleau x4923" <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 18 Nov 1998 08:27:28 -0500
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> > Perhaps a "class" package would also require that all the subprograms
> > in the package have the controlling operand as the first parameter
> > (the return value, for functions).  This would help out the people who
>    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> hmm, what about inspection functions? eg C.Length (Object)
> > find the syntax "object.message" to be more readable.

Object.Length ?  No problem if Length is a discriminant or a function in a
"one object" package.

Object'Length we all know about.....

Fact is, the writer of the service can force the clients to use any syntax
he/she chooses.  So, not only is this an unimportant distinction, you
can't blame the language.