The equivalent acs_object calls do not.
I'd like to change them so they do, in essence making behavior identical between the two.
Unlike many things I'm contemplating, this little change would require minimal upgrade scripts, just package/function replacements, no munging with tables etc, so would be easy to make. It would not break any existing code.
The goal is to make the development of higher-level Tcl API that works consistently for CR and base objects possible (i.e. Tcl-based object creation as Barry Brooks and I have been discussing in separate threads).
I could make this change by the end of February at the latest, maybe earlier depending on how busy Rocael keeps me until I go home on Feb 24th.