NAME

assemble_class

SYNOPSIS

mixed assemble_class( mixed *elements );

DESCRIPTION

Takes an array of <elements> and returns an instantiated class.

EXAMPLE

mixed *elements = ({ "Foo", 42, "Fooville" }) ;
mixed cl = assemble_class( elements ) ;

write( sprintf( "%O\n", cl ) ) ;

// CLASS( 3 elements
//   "Foo",
//   42,
//   "Fooville"
//  )

WARNING

If you have a previously defined class and assign the result from
assemble_class to a variable, the variable will be shaped from the
result of assemble_class. No error is caught by the shapes being
different, and the original specification is ignored.

class person {
    string name ;
    int age ;
    string city ;
}

void fun()
{
    class person me ;

    me = assemble_class( ({ "Would", "You", "Like", 42, "Bubblegums" }) ) ;
    write( sprintf( "%O\n", me ) ) ;    

    // CLASS( 5 elements
    //   "Would",
    //   "You",
    //   "Like",
    //   42,
    //   "Bubblegums"
    //  )
}

SEE ALSO

disassemble_class(3)