[e-lang] Miranda invocation
david.hopwood at industrial-designers.co.uk
Mon Aug 13 15:56:01 EDT 2007
Mark Miller wrote:
> On 8/13/07, Valerio Bellizzomi <devbox at selnet.org> wrote:
>> What is a Miranda invocation ?
> An invocation which sends one of the Miranda messages
> <http://wiki.erights.org/wiki/Miranda_protocol>, which are the
> messages that all objects respond to by default. The name (suggested
> by similar language in, I think, the ANSI C Language spec) is a joke
> on U.S. legal Miranda rights: "If an object does not provide its own
> implementation of any of these methods, one will be provided for it."
AFAIK there is no such language in the ANSI C spec. I was under the
impression that the source of this name was Java (for which it meant
something different than methods defined on java.lang.Object):
It's a pretty obscure joke, at least to people who don't live in the U.S.
and don't watch U.S. cop shows.
David Hopwood <david.hopwood at industrial-designers.co.uk>
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