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linas at linas.org
Thu Jul 24 05:44:17 EEST 2003
> From: David Faure <dfaure at trolltech.com>
> Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2003 12:19:47 +0200
> But declaring as "standard" a library that patches up an incomplete home-made object
> concept on top of a language that doesn't support objects, is nonsense: if people
> want to use objects, they have a real OO programming language for that: C++.
Uhh, this is another political opinion.
I wrote a large (the first, actually) web-based airline reservation
system in C++, even used STL for a chunk of it. There's a certain
fondness in my heart for C++, but, well, I find that the world
of C with 'homebrew' objects is actually, umm, prefereable, for
most things that I find I work on. C++ doesn't really give me
the things I need/want out of OO: signals, persistance, marshalling,
dynamic-any, introspection, object factories, etc. etc. The glib
gobjects sort-of do, I suppose the jury is out, though.
So please don't be a C++ biggot, C is perfectly good for OO, and even
better in certain psychological ways. More freedom. Besides, I thought
that everyone knew that scheme was the best langauge in the world :-)
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