I have created a class of objects, and have stored the core methods for working with these objects in a directory whose name starts with @.
Now I'd like to write another method to modify my object, but it's not core to the functioning of the class, so I don't want to put it in the @ directory because it's not general purpose enough.
If x is the name of the object, I would like to modify it in place by a call to
but the only way I know how to do this without putting myFunction into the @ directory would be to write the code as
x = myfunction(x, arguments)
but this would be bad for what I think are obvious reasons.