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Re: what means concrete in perlglossary/role - a concrete set of behaviors?

by moritz (Cardinal)
on May 13, 2013 at 11:48 UTC ( #1033279=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to what means concrete in perlglossary/role - a concrete set of behaviors?

I think concrete means well-defined in this context.

Isn't it also a way to specify an interface only?

Both Perl 6 and Moose allow that, yes.

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Re^2: what means concrete in perlglossary/role - a concrete set of behaviors?
by Corion (Pope) on May 13, 2013 at 11:53 UTC

    Maybe concrete is also meant as the opposite of abstract, which would somewhat run counter to the idea of "interface without implementation". But I don't follow Perl6 and the various incarnations of the M* modules and theories behind them.

      Am I missing something ... the glossary says "interface without inheritance." Not sure where you're getting "interface without implementation."

      -derby

        Yeah - so it doesn't even run counter to that.

        I took it to mean:

        • abstract : Interface without implementation
        • normal : Interface, implementation, and inheritance if you feel like it
        • concrete : Implementation in stone, no inheritance allowed.

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[Corion]: Likely the date of the release of the module
[Corion]: Yep, seems like that
[Perl300]: ok, thank you Corion
[Perl300]: I was researching few modules and was not sure about what that date indicates

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