Definitions

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  • n. Any entity that manipulates, creates, describes, or implements others

Etymologies

meta- +‎ object (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I'm not sure that this is entirely accurate, but to me the metaobject protocal is a step toward making classes and metaclasses first class citizens.

    Planet TW

  • · Object system: CLOS-like object system with metaobject protocol.

    Softpedia - Windows - All

  • After scratching my head for a while, I realized that Qt stylesheet system probably uses the metaobject information to know the exact class of a widget instance.

    Planet KDE

  • For example, metaobject protocols are prime examples of reflection in programming languages.

    Planet Lisp

  • Groovy has a Java language-like syntax and a metaobject protocol that makes Grails possible.

    Java Technology Headlines

  • Jerry: worked on some refactoring of Rakudo's action grammar action methods there were many different types of calls into the metaobject it was quite a mess

    Planet Perl

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