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Discussion on: SOLID principles in the Go programming language

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Jonas Barkå

I feel like SOLID has lost much of it's relevance even for OO languages. Looking at my main language C# it is moving away from many of the classic OO patterns to something that looks a bit like Go.

That said I think you let Go off the hook too quickly on the Open-Closed principle. I don't think not having inheritance mean it doesn't apply. And you certainly do not get it "for free".

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Jay R. Wren Author

Could you give an example where the open closed principle applies in Go?

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Jonas Barkå

"... Robert C. Martin and others redefined the Open/Closed Principle to the Polymorphic Open/Closed Principle. It uses interfaces instead of superclasses to allow different implementations which you can easily substitute without changing the code that uses them. The interfaces are closed for modifications, and you can provide new implementations to extend the functionality of your software."

google.com/amp/s/stackify.com/soli...

Noone likes inheritance anymore :)

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Jay R. Wren Author

OK, and that is part of my point.