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  • Yes, it is really important that a programmer can see clearly when a trait method is being overridden - just as it is important that it is clear when an inherited method is being overridden.

    I agree with Dr. Black on this point, but this is just language theory and not implementation details. It can be argued that reading the source provides this feature. Dr. Black goes on to say ...

    Similarly, I agree that if the normal Perl environment does not provide good programming tools, then the implementation

    • It is my opinion is that using the alias/excludes feature is a code smell and that more than 3 roles being composed into a single class is a mild code smell that if not watched careful will turn into a full blown stink.

      We have no aliases in any of our role compositions and excludes are used very rarely. I also agree that they're a code smell. As for more than 3 roles, most of our classes use 4 or fewer roles. And we still do use inheritance. Though I tend to think that inheritance is dangerous, I've not gone so far as to completely excise it (except in a spike which was very successful).

      One might think we're overusing roles, but so far, it's worked out extremely well with very few downsides, though I readily admit tha

      • It seems to me that it would be useful for Perl(5|6) to make method overriding explicit as Java has done. Similarly, I'd like to see it made explicit when you're overriding a role method with a method defined in a class. As a compile-time error.

        So I think it'd be useful for you, Ovid, to implement a MooseX module that does this a al Stevan's suggestion. Then there'd be a feature that you could point people to using.

        Stevan, FWIW, in Smalltalk the browser isn't just a tool, it's effectively part of the langua