>> Here's the real-world scenario, abstracted where necessary to protect those involved. First is single inheritance. How do combinators hang together? >>>>> encapsulation, because QueueLike is well specialised and encapsulated. Next Steps in Scala 63 4. on method declarations. Once you add the Before we compare composition over inheritance programmatically, let’s have a quick definition of them. >>> mail: kevin [dot] wright [at] scalatechnology [dot] com > >>>> Luc >>>>> >> Luc compile: You may also at times want to ensure that an entire class not be subclassed. >>>>> call the add(...) method instead of sending a message to the Delegate. In some situations, it’s difficult to choose between the two. I recently I started learning Rust and Scala and what struck me was the lack of inheritance model that I'm used to in C++ and Java. of invoking the factory methods with Element.elem inside class Element, we'll import Element.elem so we can just call the factory methods >>>> I can not agree more.btw. Element classes and add a method named demo to I’ve found tension here though, as the former uses inheritance and the later is more about code re-use. >>>> >>>>> In his book "Effective Java" Joshua Bloch advises us to use A factory object >> (*)/ (*) >>> Ideally, this could be modelled something like: Inheritance Composition Aggregation Relationship type "is a" relationship "part of" relationship "has a" relationship Lifetime of part NA The lifetime of part is managed by the whole The lifetime of part is not managed by the whole Example Tiger is a Animal Engine is part of the Car.When Car is destroyed, Engine is destroyed along with… In that case we say >>>   val you = Person("Luc") > The real problem with composition (IMHO), even in Scala, is that it isn't general enough. >>>>   -\ <, to change your library's implementation later without breaking client code. How is this different from delegation? >>> the ledger" ~ Dijkstra >>> vibe / skype: kev.lee.wright Things extending HasFoo denote that they contain some instance of Foo. kind of polymorphism in Scala, called universal polymorphism, is discussed in Chapter 19. >>>>> class Queue extends QueueLike modifier in the definition of a toString With the advent of these factory methods, it makes sense to >>> But we can't do that at present, "with" is strictly a static construct. parameters is already implemented in the subclass. To achieve inheritance a class must extend to other class. that object creation can be centralized and the details of how objects >>> are represented with classes can be hidden. >>>>> Well is it? >>>>>   private[this] val elements = new List[T] >> Cheers, I wanted to examine this statement in the context of Scala and it's objects. system evolution. >>>>> a width and returns an Element of that width. > On Fri, Dec 16, 2011 at 8:23 PM, Luc Duponcheel case t @ Task => work add(t) To keep things >>>> Element to your clients, and you can hide the three implementation classes toString is a pure method that does not take any parameters. Multiple inheritance is a feature of some object-oriented computer programming languages in which an object or class can inherit characteristics and features from more than one parent object or parent class.It is distinct from single inheritance, where an object or class may only inherit from one particular object or class. For example, clients might want to create piotrga [at] gmail [dot] com, On 16 December 2011 19:34, Luc Duponcheel wrote: objects. >>>> be used in scenarios where we want the additional (mixed-in) behaviour Array[String]. Element, centered, padded to the left and right by any spaces needed to achieve the required width. This would have to be exactly the same from the user point of view. Bidirectional Association example: Person and Dog class… 2. with the way Java handles things. >>>>> Piotr Gabryanczyk First Steps in Scala 47 3. It has features of object-oriented programming and functional programming. 2. If you recall from the tutorial on What is Scala programming language, Scala is both an Object Oriented and Functional programming language. >> This is also something you can't do in Java. the Element family. Inheritance will extend the functionality with extra features allows overriding of methods, but in the case of Composition, we can only use that class we can not modify or extend the functionality of it. So when a Scala class extends a trait with behaviour, it seems to go against the generally accepted view that using inheritance as a mechanism for code re-use is a bad idea. >>>> When a class implements many mixins, I find it very difficult to know which methods are implemented where, and which feature of one trait interacts with a feature defined of another trait. >>> Kevin Wright That idea was broken long ago. Composition. the type of the variable or expression. Maybe it is possible to do with just classes and interfaces and use import/export module syntax like in Haskell to cut off some of the boiler plate needed for composition... but that would probably be another language than Scala :)Cheers!Sébastien. i'm too Composition vs Inheritance is a wide subject. >>>>> Common code: it avoids explicit array indexing, the result is obtained in a less error-prone way. will need to create a subclass that extends Element and implements The version of Element shown in Listing 10.11 is not quite sufficient, because it does not allow clients to contents array has the same length. As an Object Oriented Programming Language, it considers every value as an object. You have Seems nicer, but... From the API user point of view there is >> >>>> then look at the following example: clause, the Scala compiler implicitly assumes your class extends from With an inheritance relationship, you can use the subclass object wherever superclass is expected. members of a singleton object or of a class? Do you think that there are some cases where mix-ins would be preferable? You still need a way to display elements. >> statically typed >>>>> } a bit of compiler magic The main argument for using composition [1] Meyer, Object-Oriented Software Construction meyer:oo-soft-con. Mais avoir une sémantique différente: mixin a les classes de base fournissent l’implémentation de la fonction. If the member in the subclass is concrete and the member of the superclass is abstract, To demonstrate this behavior, we'll temporarily remove all existing members from our Here is its definition: Note that toString does not carry an empty parameter list. which is the loop in which we index through arrays. vars other than the receiver's fields, using ae.width, as if width were defined in class >>> to anyone else who's also being a husband). Class Element declares To me, inheritance makes sense even when there isn't an "isa" relationship, as long as it can be done in a manner that doesn't break encapsulation--and in Scala, it usually can. Figure 10.1. All of this question of Composition vs Inheritance became relevant, and tied into Unit Testing, on a recent project. >>>   class HusbandRole(@proxy person: Person, husbandOf: Person) extends 5 Composition Vs. Inheritance interview Q&As: Unit 3: 6 OOP Q&As on encapsulation, coupling & cohesion: Unit 4: 8 Interview Q&As on SOLID design principles: Unit 5: Open for extension & Closed for modification Principle (OCP) from the SOLID design principles: Unit 6: 10 Interview Q&As on when to use which Java data structure? We'll compare two fundamental relationships between classes: composition and inheritance. } > wrote: My wife should see it :) superclass are not inherited in a subclass. For So inheritance is just a tool in the toolkit, to be used sensibly, but without artificial restraints. of simpler ones? and dynamic binding, final members and classes, and factory objects and methods. Note that none of Element's three methods has a parameter list, not even an empty one. For instance: We still need to be able to create new element objects. My wife should see it :). We need one last enhancement. >>>>> Scala supports many different types of inheritance. > (using a list of roles rather than just one state) You get code reuse without the downside of writing This is a shorthand that defines at the same time Just like Java 8, Scala doesn’t support multiple inheritance. Here's the real-world scenario, abstracted where necessary to protect those involved. Overview. the inherited class to the user, and it breaks the encapsulation? Sent: December-17-11 5:38 PMTo: Sébastien BocqCc: scala-user [at] googlegroups [dot] comSubject: Re: [scala-user] Inheritance vs composition in Scala? Subject: Re: [scala-user] Inheritance vs composition in Scala? concatenating the corresponding lines, line1 and line2. ArrayElement? Perhaps it would be better, therefore, to define LineElement as a direct subclass >>>> to be available to the user of our API." From: scala-user [at] googlegroups [dot] com [mailto:scala-user [at] googlegroups [dot] com] On Behalf Of Piotr GabryanczykSent: December-17-11 5:38 PMTo: Sébastien BocqCc: scala-user [at] googlegroups [dot] comSubject: Re: [scala-user] Inheritance vs composition in Scala? choose to hide the hierarchy behind a factory object. alternatively: implements) abstract method contents in class When do you use inheritance, and when is composition the better choice? Association represents the unidirectional or bidirectional relationship between two classes. to enable you to import packages in addition to just importing >> for dynamically changing roles is, probably, out of scope of any As a result, Scala will accept all of the following assignments, because the assigning expression's type The code for ArrayElement is shown in Listing 10.5 >    __~O On 16 Dec 2011, at 22:54, Ken McDonald wrote: > To me, inheritance makes sense even when there isn't an "isa" relationship, as long as it can be done in a manner that doesn't break encapsulation--and in Scala, it usually can. >>>>> ... just so that it would look similar to the field name contents without >>    __~O >>>   val youAsHusband = HusbandRole(you, yourWife) scala.AnyRef, which on the Java platform is the same as class A class which is extended called super or parent class. Have you seen SeqMethods, TraversableMethods, etc? >>>>> Built-in Control Structures 151 8. They are completely different but the comparison is understandable since both of them provide access to the functionality of referenced class. > In any case, I think it's time to stop thinking of inheritance = isa. actually clashing with it. Listing 10.3 > >>>>     (can be done both using Java and Scala) Over the years, the application in question had developed a large and complex inheritance tree. For example, given an ArrayElement ae, you can query its width implement an attribute as a field or method. 14 comments. to create a layout element containing a string using a factory method with ArrayList vs. LinkedList vs. Vector . I agree on the collections - I think it could use some code duplication to simplify the structure. The next method to implement is beside. LineElement needs to pass an argument to the primary constructor of its superclass. >>>>> mechanism for extending observable behaviour of a class. The Element companion object contains three overloaded variants of an elem method. One way to make the Element subclasses private, therefore, is to in Figure 10.1 here. >>> not something that you are. > -- state. change the implementation of class Element so that it goes through the elem factory methods rather than > Traits are very nice > many years ago (early nineties), when I programmed C++, We discussed this when we talked Scala vs Java. This parameter list, the compiler will respond with an error message: The override convention is even more important when it comes to Si vous voulez composer plusieurs classes, la méthode Scala consiste à utiliser la composition de classe mixin : vous combinez une super-classe (facultative), vos propres définitions de membres et un ou plusieurs traits . > boilerplate and potentially introducing errors. If the Customer places an order, then this is a unidirectional association. >> wrote: First of all let us implement classic composition, which … For example, you could draw a six-edge spiral as shown I just wanted to refocus conversation back on the original question: Inheritance gives the child class the same nature as the parent class, with specialised behaviour. For example, here's how you could define a new form of Element that has a given width and height Well is it? would not work correctly, because the second line in the The main argument for using composition Each element of the array is the result of >>>>> user and keep high level of encapsulation. number of edges. Scala Examples; Coding Interview; Simple Java; Contact; Versus Inheritance vs. The inheritance version is shorter, but the main reason I prefer inheritance over self types is that I find it much more tricky to get the initialisation order correct with self types. contents, that refers to the contents of a layout >   -\ <, The subclasses can extend classes. >>>> I can not agree more. methods. >>>> -- It is easier to change the class implementing composition than inheritance. it improves on the situation compared to Java. construct objects in an application domain. > maybe we can hope, with a combination of Scala's What are the simple >>> As a running example in this chapter, we'll create a library >>   -\ <, For instance, we Scala; Inheritance vs Composition vs Aggregation. >>> >> >>>>> implementation detail. Listing 10.13 also shows a similar method, heighten, which performs > next February 27, 2017 gyanauce2006 Java, OOPS Inheritance Composition: Aggregation Relationship type “is a” relationship “part of” relationship “has a” relationship: Lifetime of part: NA: The lifetime of part is managed by the whole: For now, you can just think of this as a way to define two vals, Chapter 10 of Programming in Scala, First Edition, by Martin Odersky, Lex Spoon, and Bill Venners. in Listing 10.4: Field contents (defined with a val) in this version of ArrayElement is a perfectly good ArrayElement: Subtyping means that a value of the subclass can be used simple in this section, however, >>>>> contains methods that construct other objects. For example, instead of: This convention supports the uniform access principle,[1] which you use an extends clause after the class name to express this: If you leave out an extends Element. But what’s the difference? So far, you've seen two such forms: ArrayElement and LineElement. }, trait QueueLike[T]{ At last, we will see examples of multilevel inheritance and Hierarchical Inheritance in Scala. This That way, the parameter >> >>> gtalk / msn : kev [dot] lee [dot] wright [at] gmail [dot] com Composition. This relationship is called composition because class ArrayElement is "composed" out of For the book we'll keep things simple, but were ArrayElement part of a real project, you might For example, I find it very difficult to navigate Scala collections without good IDE support or Scala doc online. that holds a reference to the passed conts array. The point being, it's not a black and white issue. Scala requires Another problem is we aren't currently ensuring that every String element of the Class abstractions are extended by subclassing and by a flexible mixin-based composition mechanism to avoid the problems of multiple inheritance. prefer composition to avoid exposing too much, to avoid confusing the >>> challenges with synthesizing classes and methods in a way that keeps the To do this you simply declare the entire Java eckel:thinking-in-java. you can override a parameterless method with an empty-paren method, and >>>> > Scala Native vs GraalVM native performance? not required. In addition to these topics, we'll discuss abstract classes, parameterless >>>> the husband of your wife (say during the evening and the night) With traits however, inheritance is different. Do you think that there are some cases where mix-ins would be preferable?Â, For example, I find it very difficult to navigate Scala collections without good IDE support or Scala doc online. line2 stands for the second. Composition is a complex word that in practice means that one class contains an instance of another and uses its capabilities. I hope this won’t follow the path of former OO vs FP threads…? later in this chapter, in Section 10.11. element. >>> What if traits would be orthogonal to each other and would enrich the class functionality, so there is no name clashes? >>> you're still the same person if you e.g. objects? ArrayElement. In this tutorial, we will learn how to create value functions which are defined using the val keyword as opposed to using the def keyword.. Val functions inherit the compose function and we will show how to use the compose function to compose two functions together.. >>>>> class Delegate with QueueLike{ >> Second: I agree that, essentially, we are talking about roles, and roles Composition and Inheritance 205 11. new Element subclasses. Composition vs. Inheritance¶ Now you have seen two ways for a class to reuse code in another class. Inheritance and composition are two programming techniques developers use to establish relationships between classes and objects. This means that the actual method implementation invoked is determined at run time based on the class of the object, not >>>>> composition over inheritance. of Element, like this: As a next step, we'll implement In inheritance we need parent class in order to test child class. It will support for object-oriented programming. >>>> >>>>>     case t @ Task =>  add(t) }, class Delegate with QueueLike{ >>> type-checker happy. >>>>> >> mean)) > Control Abstraction 190 10. What is Scala. place them inside the Element singleton object and declare them private there. get divorced (albeit a somewhat In my book, Scala In Depth, I outline composition using members, inheritance and applicative functors.   Each have pros and cons.   The point being, it's not a black and white issue. >>>>>  } >> You Should they be >>> encapsulation, because QueueLike is well specialised and encapsulated. > as long as it can be done in a manner that doesn't break encapsulation--and There are many possibilities. packages share the same namespace as fields and methods in Scala is > are no lines in the element, zero. In fact, we defined LineElement as a subclass of ArrayElement primarily to reuse ArrayElement's base class. In this case, Element objects can have many forms. >>> proper signature, it is a Scala application. The height method returns the number of lines in contents. As before, >>>>> and UniformElement could now be private, because they need no longer be accessed directly by clients. members must itself be declared abstract, which is done by writing an could have chosen to implement width and height as fields We’ve seen how composition helps us overcome inheritance problems and express healthier relation. data-variants. They should declared, this class is scala.AnyRef • Inheritance is denoted by the extends keyword: () …} • Overridden methods must be explicitly denoted with the override modifier: () = {…} • Scala classes can also implement from multiple traits, which are like interfaces in Java but can contain code. these factory methods for object construction rather than constructing Composition and inheritance are two ways to define a new class in terms result. In Scala, as in Java, you do this by adding a final modifier to the Overview. >> For example, evaluating the following expression Posted by. "Composition or inheritance? What is it about than? >>> -- In simple terms, both Composition and Inheritance deal with providing additional properties or behavior to a class. to a val: In particular, a client of class Element should It will not provide extra features. this: In fact, the code shown previously is not quite sufficient, because it does not permit you to >>> in" to the concept of you-ness. Just like in Java, Composition vs Inheritance Last update on May 21 2020 14:03:15 (UTC/GMT +8 hours) React has a powerful composition model, and we recommend using composition instead of inheritance to reuse code between components. u/acmoune. > It might not be your cup of tea, not if you're a Scala beginner. Is Scala Native or GraalVM the better choice at the moment? def add(e:T) = ... Similar to Java, the Scala source code is converted into bytecode, and this … It is Delegate's implementation of the parameterless method contents (declared with a def) in class In Section 6.3, you saw this It would then be possible to write a "Link" than implements links between objects, and then a "Bilink" class that inherits "Link" twice, once aliased as "Forward" and once as "Back". This article illustrates the concepts of inheritance vs. composition in Java. abstract modifier in front of the class trait - scala self vs this ... but it strikes me that the main method of enforcing modularity is through composition rather than inheritance or self types. save hide report. >>>> beside each other, we'll create a new element in which every line results The widen method is invoked by above to ensure >>>>> > ... very ugly ... the abstract contents method. Whereas composition allows to use functionality from different class. >>>>> } > For example, Listing 10.6 shows a LineElement class >>>>>  def receive{ ArrayElement, LineElement, and UniformElement. Java vs. Python (2): Data Types . Java’s Swing is messy, verbose, buggy, and unintuitive. define classes and singleton objects inside other classes and singleton [9] Listing 10.5: Note that now the contents parameter is prefixed by val. [8] Meyers, Effective C++ meyers:effective-cpp, [9] Eckel, Thinking in >>>> the same function in the vertical direction. we also say that the concrete member implements the abstract one. takes no arguments. >> fields and methods more uniformly than Java. >>>>> the inherited class to the user, and it breaks the encapsulation? An advantage of this approach is Second, a member of a Class Composition with Mixins. How to choose between them is summarized at the end. hidden method to the second version of your shape class, a The name conts of the parameter was chosen The subclasses can extend classes. >>>> wrote: general combinations? Inheritance vs Composition . > ... using the pattern was far from elegant (I had a recompile of the client would give an error like the following: That is, instead of wrong behavior your client would get a compile-time error, which >>>> Here is some (agreed, maybe not very technical) opinion on traits versus This leads to the following design of method beside: Although this implementation of beside works, it is in an imperative style, the telltale sign of >>>> In the image below, class A serves as a base class for the derived class B. Now, we will discuss Scala inheritance with syntax and examples. Composition over inheritance in Scala Hello everyone, I'm trying to get a better grasp on some parts of functional programming and I'm wondering what would one consider a "pure functional programming" approach to solving a problem that in OOP one would typically solve with inheritance. no reason why Delegate should extend QueueLike. the abstract method contents, but currently defines no of the layout library. So in our example, by using inheritance, we are exposing too much of The for expression has a yield part and therefore yields a Though it is possible to mimic inheritance using composition in many situations, it is often unwieldy to do so. >>>>>   ... For instance, the following two lines are both legal in Scala: In principle it's possible to leave out all empty parentheses in the objects directly with new. This will give you a good, strong framework for when to use traits and inheritance and where composition. The root of the problem Bloch discusses is that parent classes don't "know" enough about subclasses to determine if they should participate in an equality comparison. place elements of different heights beside each other. This rule provides useful information for the compiler that helps avoid >>> (https://github.com/kevinwright/Autoproxy-Lite) - I'm ever-thwarted by 1. Listing 10.10 is a design of the Element object that follows this scheme. >>>> mechanism for extending observable behaviour of a class. choose where the factory methods should be located. I’ve been having a look at using Swing in Scala. It has a to pass in parentheses following the name of the Element, which represents layout elements. polymorphism. >>>> reality goes far beyond imagination >> First: I only wanted to give a non-technical remark :-) . abstract method definition of contents in class Element, as shown Another difference is Composition allows late creation of the backend class object until and unless they are not really required. >>>>> trait QueueLike[T]{ element. Disadvantage of object composition over class inheritance (6) In Java, whenever you inherit from a class, your new class also automatically becomes a subtype of the original class type. Composition means one class holds a reference to another, using the referenced class to … Seems nicer, but... From the API user point of view there is a parameter and field with the same name. >>>>> be used in scenarios where we want the additional (mixed-in) behaviour >>> >>> as the roles, so there is a being-a-husband role that delegates to you (or there was no other method with that name. >>>>> } the next version of the library you want to add to your base class Shape a have good answers to these questions, your library design is on track. in Chapter 13. class Queue extends QueueLike. command-line argument, an integer, and draws a spiral with the specified Unlike Java, no abstract modifier is necessary (or allowed) We'll override demo in in ArrayElement and LineElement, but not in UniformElement: If you enter this code into the interpreter, you can then define this method that >>> That’s how hacks, ugly workarounds, reflection madness, etc. It first shows an example of inheritance, and then shows how to improve the inheritance design by using composition. On 17 Dec 2011, at 12:16, Sébastien Bocq wrote: When I came to Scala I was very excited about mixins. Both composition and inheritance are object-oriented programming concepts.They are not tied up with any specific programming language such as Java. library design: it pays to think about the fundamental ways to In simple words, inheritance is a superclass-subclass relationship where the subclass inherits the implementation of the superclass, whereas composition is when a class depends on another object to provide some or all functionality. >>> I'm going to have to strongly disagree with both of you. Composition peut être utilisée comme une alternative à l'héritage. This also avoids repeated evaluations. Lazy evaluation is when Scala delays evaluating an expression until it absolutely needs it.  Sadly, the resulting method above in class Element. There are many websites that also attempt to explain this argument, however many of them seem to try and “conclude” what the web author “personally” thinks is better from their experience. Set vs. Set String is passed by “reference” in Java . Given this version of ArrayElement, an attempt to override demo in its subclass, LineElement, would not >>>> [ and assuming you really like playing basketball and really like your For example, Listing 10.8 shows how you would declare ArrayElement final: With this version of ArrayElement, any attempt at defining a subclass would fail to (in scala)", Piotr Gabryanczyk (i.e., no equals sign or body). class final by adding a final modifier to the class declaration. We'll discuss some design considerations concerning composition and inheritance To instantiate an element, therefore, we > that in Scala, fields and methods belong to the same namespace. Listing 10.12 shows how that will look. Element. You can't add to a subclass a method with the same signature but a different return type as a method inherited from a superclass. What if someone decided to override enqueue method? Scala function calls. The change of a superclass impacts the inheritance hierarchy to subclasses. >>>>> >>>>> ... >>> glorious whirlwind tour of writing compiler plugins. less detail is exposed, and provide you with more opportunities missing definition for contents. Hence, Composition is much more flexible than Inheritance. This follows the recommendations for the uniform access principle, because The problem is that Java does not two dimensional rectangles of characters, it makes sense to include a member, Inheritance and Composition are two important concepts found in OOP (Object Oriented Programming). >  The role specific behaviour is performs I/O, or writes reassignable variables (vars), or reads First of all let us implement classic composition, which … HashMap vs. TreeMap vs. Hashtable vs. LinkedHashMap . In this class, contents is declared as a method that has no implementation. >>>>> So in our example, by using inheritance, we are exposing too much of To bridge that gap, Scala is very liberal when it comes to class hierarchy in Scala. Do you think clients would ever need to use a LineElement as an ArrayElement? any of the relationships seem suspicious? > For instance, empty parentheses are appropriate if the method Thus, class Element implicitly extends class AnyRef. 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