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    , SteveRichter wrote

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    a mixin is created by creating a new class that is based on the class being extended?

    http://www.jakesee.com/2009/04/c-mixins-a-powerful-concept/

    I have a class library that is returning an instance of a class. How to apply the mixin pattern to an object that already exists?

     

    Indeed, mixins, at least the mixins I've seen are no substitute for extension methods at all.

    I like the |> pipe operator in F# but in terms of tool and user friendliness, nothing beats extension methods. Dot dot dot...