[PATCH] Introduce a section to the programmers manual about type hierarchies, polymorphism, and virtual dispatch.

Duncan P. N. Exon Smith dexonsmith at apple.com
Tue Jan 27 10:30:31 PST 2015

Chandler: nice writeup.

> On 2015 Jan 27, at 04:11, Sean Silva <chisophugis at gmail.com> wrote:
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> Comment at: docs/ProgrammersManual.rst:2538-2539
> @@ +2537,4 @@
> +
> +If you do need to introduce a type hierarchy, we often prefer to use explicitly
> +closed type hierarchies with manual tagged dispatch rather than the open
> +inheritance model and virtual dispatch that is more common in C++ code. This is
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> Probably want a link to http://llvm.org/docs/HowToSetUpLLVMStyleRTTI.html .

I second this.  Neatly clears up unfamiliarity with the terms.

> You may want to use the catch-phrase "LLVM-style RTTI" somewhere here as well.
> Also feel free to make changes to HowToSetUpLLVMStyleRTTI to better fit into the context of the discussion you're adding here.

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