H (Hybrid) Language - Version 0.02, by Dr. Herong Yang
Literal Is Special Form of Object Creation
This section describes the concept of data literals being processed as __new() function calls.
The next concept of Object-Oriented programming is that a data literal is actually processed as a new object construction function call.
For example, a string literal will be processed by the H system with a call to the "string" object construction function, string.__new().
# H systems calls string.__new() internally with the given string. message = "Hello world!";
By the way, using a data literal to create an object is more efficient than calling the class constructor in your code. For example,
# creates 1 "string" object "Hello world!"; # creates 2 "string" objects: # the first object is created when evaluating the argument # the second object is created in the __new() function, # which is a copy of the fist object. string.__new("Hello world!"); # same as string,__new("Hello world!"); string("Hello world!");
Last update: 2017.
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