[Bioc-devel] R6 and Bioconductor

Garth Ilsley garth.ilsley at oist.jp
Mon May 15 02:57:51 CEST 2017

Thanks for the pointers and advice. I'll have a look at these.

> As far as separating implementation from interface, a fairly simple separation
> is fields are implementation, methods are interface. While active bindings
> allow encapsulated fields (often called "properties"
> in other languages), it puts extra cognitive load on the user to remember
> which state components are fields and which are returned by methods. Some
> frameworks use properties to enable observation of mutable state (see the
> objectProperties package on CRAN for doing this with reference classes). But
> with reactivity in vogue, it's not clear whether the explicit observer pattern is
> still relevant.

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