Objective-C and runtime type inspection
Thu Aug 17 19:15:38 CEST 2006
what structures? There _are_ no structures to inspect... All you have
is an opaque object reference that you can then send messages to.
Objective C is more like smalltalk than C++/Java/etc. You cannot mess
with the fields of an object. They are 100% opaque (technically they
are C structs, but you are asking for trouble to inspect them).
Also, why doesn't your email thread up with the other message?
On 8/17/06, Joel Reymont <joelr1@REDACTED> wrote:
> On Aug 17, 2006, at 6:01 PM, Ryan Rawson wrote:
> > In fact, why bother with run-time type inspection? Just send a
> > message to an object and be prepared to handle the exception...
> To perform translations of structures and the like, I suppose.
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