PROPOSAL: abstract enums
alexdmiller at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 31 08:37:35 PDT 2009
Derek Foster wrote:
> I can speak
from personal experience when I say that the lack of this feature in
Java is both mysterious (since there
> seems no specific technical reason
to forbid it, and it seems unnecessarily different from how classes
> quite frustrating and time-consuming to work around. I
mentioned some of those experiences in the overview of my
Apparently Stephen has had similar experiences.
Just wanted to throw my two cents in that I also have run into circumstances where I really needed an abstract enum and was forced to go with some very awkward delegation choices instead. And I know Fred Simon has been advocating them for quite some time and even created a branch in kijaro for it I think.
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