[erlang-questions] OOP in Erlang

Tony Arcieri <>
Sun Aug 8 22:32:06 CEST 2010

To my knowledge both features are considered experimental.

Neither of these are really "OOP" features. Parameterized modules merely
make the module name and a prespecified set of variables implicit/hidden.
However, a call to a parameterized module is still just a function call.
Objects interpret and dispatch incoming messages.

Module inheritance doesn't provide inheritance in the traditional style of
OOP. It's more like "mix-ins", if you're familiar with those.

If you're really looking for OOP in Erlang, I suggest you take a look at my
language Reia, which provides a true "everything is an object"-style object
orientation, true single inheritance, real hidden state with better handling
of code change, and more.

More on Reia:

More on Reia's object orientation:

On Sun, Aug 8, 2010 at 1:27 PM, Guy Wiener <> wrote:

> Hello everyone,
> I came across the mentioning of two undocumented features in Erlang -
> Parameterized modules and module inheritance.
> 1. From which version and on are there features included in the Erlang
> distro?
> 2. Are these features considered stable? Experimental? Risky?
> Thanks,
>   Guy

Tony Arcieri
Medioh! A Kudelski Brand

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