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

Sebastian Fischer sebf at informatik.uni-kiel.de
Wed Jan 13 05:14:59 EST 2010

On Jan 13, 2010, at 11:00 AM, Sittampalam, Ganesh wrote:

> Type classes allow you to dispatch based on return type, and on the  
> instantiations of generic parameters. Neither of these things is  
> reasonably possible with interfaces.

There is recent work that generalises the capabilities of interfaces  
in Java:


Seeing type-class features in Java disguise highlights the differences  
between the two concepts that you mention.


Underestimating the novelty of the future is a time-honored tradition.

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