[e-lang] Extending Java classes

Kevin Reid kpreid at mac.com
Wed Jul 22 22:33:28 EDT 2009

On Jul 22, 2009, at 20:03, Robert Krahn wrote:

> Hi,
> I found old posts on this mailing discussing the inheritance of Java  
> classes. Is this possible now?
> What I would like to do is something like (excuse my naivete): def  
> list extends  
> <unsafe:org.erights.e.elib.tables.ConstListImpl>.asType() {}

It is not currently possible to create a new Java class from E. You  
can, however, implement any Java interface.

What I recommend for taming purposes is writing, in Java, a subclass  
which overrides all the methods you want to instead call another  
object, a handler. The handler is then implemented in E.

interface EFooHandler {
   public void bar();

class EFoo extends Foo {
   private EFooHandler handler;

   public EFoo(EFooHandler h) {
     handler = h;

   /* overrides bar() in Foo */
   public void bar() {

Kevin Reid                                  <http://switchb.org/kpreid/>

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