create_object/2 — create an object
creates an object
Obj as specified by
Eqns, which is a list of equations of the form
Keyword = Value.
The acceptable keywords, together with their associated
Value types, are:
instanceOf = <atom> (name of a class)
values = <list of equations>
instanceOf keyword equation is the only required equation; the value on the right side of this equation must be an atom which is the name of a previously defined class which is visible from the module in which the
create_object call is made.
The equations appearing on the list which is the right side of a
values = ValuesList
equation are expressions of the form
SlotName = SlotValue
SlotName is one of the named slots in the structure defining the object’s state. These slots are determined by the class to which the object belongs, and may be slots from the state-schema of the immediate class parent, or may also be slots from any of the state-schemata of ancestor classes. Entries in
values equations prescribe initial values for some of the object’s slots when it is created.
When a global atomic name for the object is required, Eqns includes an equation of the form
name = <atom>.
..., create_object([instanceOf = stacker ], Obj), ...
..., create_object([instanceOf = iC_Engine ], Engine1), create_object([instanceOf = automobile, values = [engine = Engine1] ], Auto1),...