[Xotcl] [volatile] documented in wrong section?

Kristoffer Lawson setok at fishpool.com
Thu Jul 20 17:08:15 CEST 2006

In the online reference manual, the volatile method is documented  
under Class, meaning it would be a class procedure. However the way  
it is demonstrated is:

Object new -volatile

Which would mean the object's [volatile] method is called. If  
[volatile] was actually a class procedure, then the object instance  
would not see it. In fact, it makes little sense that it would be a  
class procedure instead of one that can be applied to any object. Or  
have I missed something here?

In a similar vein, can [volatile] be called at any point, not just  
during object instantiation? I might be getting an object returned  
from somewhere else and, in that proc, I may want to make it volatile  
so as to not have to worry about the point of destruction.

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