(j3.2006) Parent component of extension of abstract type

Damian Rouson damian
Thu Nov 12 17:42:37 EST 2015

> On Nov 12, 2015, at 2:01 PM, Tom Clune <Thomas.L.Clune at nasa.gov> wrote:
> One argument is that if you could access such a parent, then you would be able to invoke methods on it.   E.g., what if there was a deferred method?   And if you don?t have any deferred methods, why does it need to be abstract?

It might be abstract because it extends an abstract type but doesn?t implement the methods that the abstract parent defers.  I have one example in which it?s convenient to do this.


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