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Re^4: Open to debate on mixins and traits.

by adrianh (Chancellor)
on Jun 03, 2004 at 14:37 UTC ( #360175=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^3: Open to debate on mixins and traits.
in thread Open to debate on mixins and traits.

I don't see why Perl needs interfaces in any form, they're just there to satisfy the compiler in statically typed languages, aren't they?

No they're not ;-) Not if we're using the term as used in Java land anyway. They're a way of talking about common behaviour that cuts across class hierarchy boundaries.

In Perl 6 they're subsumed by roles (a Java interface would the equivalent to a role without any implementation code.)

(Note: Apply my standard "I've not read A12 properly yet" disclaimer to the previous sentence, but I'm sure chromatic will correct me if I'm wrong :-)

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