[Mono-list] Making a ruby.net compiler

Fergus Henderson fjh@cs.mu.OZ.AU
Mon, 12 May 2003 19:39:40 +1000

On 10-May-2003, Miguel de Icaza <miguel@ximian.com> wrote:
>     We could have a call that informs the runtime that isinst will be
> used massively on a set of classes.

Probably a custom attribute on the class would be a better approach, IMHO.

With a run-time call, you'd have to worry about what happens
if some objects of that class have already been created before
the run-time call is issued.  Using a custom attribute on the
class side-steps that issue, and is also a more declarative approach.

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