|Introspection/Reflection email@example.com (Jonathan Barker) (1999-11-20)|
|Re: Introspection/Reflection Basile.Starynkevitch@wanadoo.fr (Basile STARYNKEVITCH) (1999-11-21)|
|Re: Introspection/Reflection firstname.lastname@example.org (Alan Donovan) (1999-11-23)|
|Re: Introspection/Reflection email@example.com (Christian Stapfer) (1999-11-25)|
|Re: Introspection/Reflection fare+NO@SPAM.tunes.org (Francois-Rene Rideau) (1999-12-01)|
|From:||"Jonathan Barker" <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||20 Nov 1999 22:37:52 -0500|
|Organization:||[posted via Easynet Ltd]|
Can anyone provide me with pointers to work on a theoretical
framework for 'reflection' and 'introspection'?
To clarify this question:
1. Smalltalk is an example of a language which implements
the concepts in which I am interested - it exposes
the entire compiler to the runtime enviroment.
2. Java (with its introspection classes) is an example
of an implementation which is not particularly
interesting from this point of view.
3. This is not a question about implementation - I am
interested in an abstract framework.
It is obviously pretty easy to find lots of information on particular
examples (such as Smalltalk and Lisp). However, I was hoping that
someone might have thought about this in a more abstract way.
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