I would like to leave my memos related to my "kung-fu" for some technology insights. Kung-fu doesn't only mean a battle style, but means hacking one's own life.
Friday, February 26, 2010
Today's Paper: Multiple Dispatch Study
A paper in OOPSLA 2008, "Multiple Dispatch in Practice" has a very good introductory on multiple-dispatching, method implementation selection based on the runtime types of not only the first argument (this) but all the arguments.
Muschevich, et al., Multiple Dispatch in Practice, OOPSLA 2008 [EE]
In addition to an empirical study of the use of multiple dispatch in practice, the paper starts from a brief history and overview of multiple dispatch, which is brilliant.