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03 February 2007 @ 06:38 pm
Object-Oriented Characters  


Parsing character reincarnation through an object-oriented modle is making my head hurt. Except for the part where it describes what is going on fairly accurately. *pounds head on desk*

See, there is an abstract character named Ryuu who gets reincarnated instantiated as a concreate object with discrete names. (Ryuuji, Ryuuen, Ryuuko, Steve, etc.) So, really, what we need is to come up with a way to indicate that we are referencing the class rather than the specific instance of the object.

... And people say I don't have enough object-oriented experience. Ha.
 
 
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grand moof tarkinmoof on February 4th, 2007 03:11 am (UTC)
Just say "the [foo] arechetype" - e.g. "Oh, Daisuke Aramaki from Ghost in the Shell? He's a Doctor Kabapu archetype, except shorter, uglier, and not a scientist."
Sandpanthersandpanther on February 4th, 2007 05:11 am (UTC)
Archetype doesn't entirely fit in this case, since we're talking about the same soul reincarnating. So it is literally the same person, just under a different alias. Like different objects of the same class.

Yes, I know. I need to get out more.
grand moof tarkinmoof on February 4th, 2007 05:19 am (UTC)
Alternate suggestion, then: the prefix Ur-.
K. Stonhamsakon76 on February 4th, 2007 04:05 am (UTC)
Fortunately for me I have a Wonderful Husband who was able to (mostly) translate this into English for me....

So what you're saying is basically that we need to come up with a way to write "Ryuu" (the reincarnating entity) as a name in Ultra separate from the names of his individual reincarnations?