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Factories are a natural partner with anonymous inner classes. With a factory that returns anonymous inner classes, we can instantiate unique objects with unique behaviors. If the factory method takes in parameters, there local variables can be used to alter the resultant object's behavior, a process called " currying " (named after the famous mathematician/computer scientist Haskell Curry ). The objects made by the factory are then sent off to various odd and sundry different parts of our OO system but all the while retaining their closures, which were determined at the time of their instantiation. Thus they retain the ability to communicate back to the factory that made them even though they are being used in another part of the system that knows nothing about the factory. We like to call these " spy objects " because they act like spies from the factory. This gives us powerful communications even though the system is decoupled.

This is the last piece of our abstraction puzzle! We have

  1. Abstract Structure -- abstract classes, interfaces
  2. Abstract Behavior -- abstract methods, strategies, visitors.
  3. Abstract Construction -- factories
  4. Abstract Environments -- anonymous inner classes, closures.

Examples

Example 1: reversing a list using factory and anonymous inner class helper

Write Reverse such that it takes one parameter, the IListFactory , but such that its helper only takes one parameter (other than the host list) which is the accumulated list.

public class Reverse implements IListAlgo {public static final Reverse Singleton = new Reverse();private Reverse() {}public Object emptyCase(IMTList host0, Object... fac) { return ((IListFactory)fac[0]).makeEmptyList(); }public Object nonEmptyCase(INEList host0, Object... fac) {final IListFactory f = (IListFactory) fac[0]; // final so that the anon. inner// class can access it.return host0.getRest().execute(new IListAlgo() {public Object emptyCase(IMTList host1, Object... acc) { return acc[0]; }public Object nonEmptyCase(INEList host1, Object... acc) {return host1.getRest().execute(this, f.makeNEList(host1.getFirst(), (IList) acc[0])); }},f.makeNEList(host0.getFirst(), f.makeEmptyList())); }}

Example 2: ant world

Imagine a world of ants that live in a one-dimensional space. A queen ant can make a bunch of worker ants. Each time she gives birth to a worker ant, she gives it a name. A worker ant can always tell what its name is. A worker ant from a particular colony can always calculate its distance from its queen. A worker ant can also move its queen to a different location. Wherever the queen moves to, ALL of her workers always know their relative distance from her. We want to keep track of all the ants in our ant world and all the ants in each of the existing colonies. We want to model the fact that each queen produces its own worker ants, each one which can move its queen around without telling the other ants in the same colony, yet ALL of the ants in the same colony would know where their queen is.

Questions & Answers

Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
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what is a peer
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What is meant by 'nano scale'?
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What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
Anam
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Anam
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
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Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
research.net
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sciencedirect big data base
Ernesto
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
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Loga
what does nano mean?
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nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
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how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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