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

Gregory Collins greg at gregorycollins.net
Wed Jan 13 08:20:00 EST 2010

Peter Verswyvelen <bugfact at gmail.com> writes:

> 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?

Maybe, in the same sense that a lawnmower engine strapped to a
skateboard is a replacement for a car: it takes you ten times as long to
get to your destination and you're cold and wet when you get there.

Gregory Collins <greg at gregorycollins.net>

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