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The Theory of Classification Part 15: Mixins and the Superclass Interface

By: Anthony J.H. Simons

Abstract

Mixins were first proposed in the language Flavors. A mixin is best described as a freestanding component extension, something that is intended to be added onto another class using the inheritance mechanism. A mixin can be combined with many different base classes, to yield different extended classes which contain the combined base and mixin features.

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Anthony J.H. Simons, “The Theory of Classification Part 15: Mixins and the Superclass Interface”, Journal of Object Technology, Volume 3, no. 10 (November 2004), pp. 7-18, doi:10.5381/jot.2004.3.10.c1.

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