OO for Tcl

Donal K. Fellows

For the past two years, I have been working on developing a new OO system for Tcl that is intended to serve as a basis for a wide range of OO styles. In this talk, I will describe and explain the current status of the work, discuss the issues involved in producing a high-performance flexible OO system, and describe a number of issues that have been encountered during work (with Arnulf Wiedemann) to build a version of [incr Tcl] on top of the core OO system. I also plan to demonstrate a small pure-scripted OO system built on top that adds features that many people normally expect of complex OO languages.