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THEORY: OO theories: was: Re: double negatives

From:Boudewijn Rempt <bsarempt@...>
Date:Friday, July 23, 1999, 18:12
On Thu, 22 Jul 1999, Ed Heil wrote:

> Well, I think the situation here is that Object Oriented Programming > is intended to capture some aspects of human classification. >
I have an incurably associative mind - and as soon as I hear about human classification, I think of all those philosophical languages that tried to present humanity with the perfect classification of the world.
> It does so -- in a limited way. (Real human classification is > probably a bit more like an OOP programmer's acid-induced nightmare of > hideously complex mazes of multiple inheritance, all of which is > constantly changing in real-time in an ad hoc manner...) >
Hmpfr. I don't need no acid for those kind of nightmares. Just a project with twenty programmers, a programmer replacement rate of two a month and a few month over schedule. And the cleverly self-modifying kind of code VB produces. I was already a bit afraid that there might be object-oriented theories of language out. I think that what the world needs is more grammars (and more languages ;-)), not more theories... Boudewijn Rempt |