[Haskell-cafe] How to fulfill the "code-reuse" destiny of OOP?

Martin Coxall pseudo.meta at me.com
Wed Jan 13 04:56:04 EST 2010

On 13 Jan 2010, at 09:51, Peter Verswyvelen wrote:

> On Sun, Nov 1, 2009 at 2:57 AM, Gregory Collins <greg at gregorycollins.net> wrote:
> Doing OO-style programming in Haskell is difficult and unnatural, it's
> true (although technically speaking it is possible). That said, nobody's
> yet to present a convincing argument to me why Java gets a free pass for
> lacking closures and typeclasses.
> I might be wrong, but doesn't Java's concepts of inner classes and interfaces together with adapter classes can be used to replace closures and typeclasses in a way?

Inner classes are not a semantic replacement for closures, even if you discount horrific syntax. Inner classes do not close over their lexical environment.

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