Specify questions related to Mixins – is a generic object-oriented programming term: a class that contains methods for other classes.
But sometimes that feels limiting. For instance, I have a class StreetSweeper and a class Bicycle, and want to make a StreetSweepingBicycle.
Or, talking about programming, we have a class Renderer that implements templating and a class EventEmitter that implements event handling, and want to merge these functionalities together with a class Page, to make a page that can use templates and emit events.
There’s a concept that can help here, called “mixins”.
As defined in Wikipedia, a mixin is a class that contains methods for use by other classes without having to be the parent class of those other classes.
In other words, a mixin provides methods that implement a certain behavior, but we do not use it alone, we use it to add the behavior to other classes.