[Pdx-pm] Poll: traits

Ben Prew ben.prew at gmail.com
Fri Nov 18 14:58:00 PST 2005

Sorry, I don't have a use.perl account, but you can mark me as:

[ ] I don't know of a robust/good Perl implementation.

Where the emphasis is on don't know of any implementations, rather then
knowing about non-robust/non-good implementations.

On 11/18/05, Ovid <publiustemp-pdxpm at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I've posted an informal poll about "traits" in my use.perl journal
> (http://use.perl.org/~Ovid/journal/27644). It would be nice if some
> folks would be willing to discuss it over there, but for those who
> prefer "on list" discussion:
> Question: why aren't you using traits?
> [ ] I don't understand traits.
> [ ] I've never heard of traits.
> [ ] I prefer multiple inheritance or mixins.
> [ ] Single inheritance is good enough for me.
> [ ] I don't know of a robust/good Perl implementation.
> [ ] Traits are bad, m'kay.
> [ ] Other _______________.
> Would you be interested in learning more about traits or do you think
> they're just another silly buzzword? If you are interested in traits,
> what would it take to get you to start using them?
> One thing I've noticed about traits is that most discussions of traits
> seem to revolve around examples which don't really match up with what
> people need in the real world. This, curiously, is the same problem
> that many beginning OO examples have. As a result, people learn about
> OO and often say "why bother?" I think the same problem affects traits
> despite how useful they are.
> Traits are explained in
> http://www.iam.unibe.ch/~scg/Archive/PhD/schaerli-phd.pdf and in Perl 6
> they are known as "roles".
> Cheers,
> Ovid
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Ben Prew
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