[Haskell-cafe] class method name scope

Luke Palmer lrpalmer at gmail.com
Thu Dec 4 19:14:45 EST 2008

I have never run into such an issue.  Typically classes tend to have the
smallest possible basis of methods.  I would consider a class with more than
about 10 or 15 methods (including superclasses' methods) to indicate poor
design.  That is just a rough heuristic.

But you're right, it would be nice if name qualification applied to classes
as well, so that we wouldn't have to worry about it at all.

On Thu, Dec 4, 2008 at 4:53 PM, Jason Dusek <jason.dusek at gmail.com> wrote:

>  What proposals are out there to address the issue of scoping
>  class methods? I always feel I must be careful, when exposing
>  a class definition that I want clients to be able to extend,
>  that I mustn't step on the namespace with semantically
>  appropriate but overly general names (e.g. 'run'). It'd be
>  nice if class method names were module scoped and could be
>  qualified.
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