This class is defined in the package eieio-base.
Instance inheritance is a mechanism whereby the value of a slot in object instance can reference the parent instance. If the parent’s slot value is changed, then the child instance is also changed. If the child’s slot is set, then the parent’s slot is not modified.
A class whose instances are enabled with instance inheritance.
The parent-instance slot indicates the instance which is
considered the parent of the current instance. Default is
To use this class, inherit from it with your own class.
To make a new instance that inherits from and existing instance of your
class, use the
clone method with additional parameters
to specify local values.
eieio-instance-inheritor class works by causing cloned
objects to have all slots unbound. This class’
method will cause references to unbound slots to be redirected to the
parent instance. If the parent slot is also unbound, then
slot-unbound will signal an error named