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Re: Roles and functional programmingby BrowserUk (Pope)
|on Nov 26, 2008 at 16:22 UTC||Need Help??|
Like others, I'm a little confused by the purpose of your post, but one word of warning that may upset your assertion: Perl 6 roles aren't stateless
From Synopsis 12:
Roles may have attributes:
Of course, whatever state they have becomes a part of the instance into which they are composed (Can roles have Class attributes?), which in a way is a little similar to the way Functors acquire transient access to the values they are applied to, but still that state persists.
Given my previously declared (and sometimes comprehensively proven!) lack of Haskell-fu, I'm loath to draw conclusions, but I think that somewhat queers the pitch as far as comparisons between Functors and Roles are concerned.
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