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Selling LISP & CLOS to non-believers.
- Subject: Selling LISP & CLOS to non-believers.
- From: Bruce Lester <72110.1107@CompuServe.COM>
- Date: 04 Dec 92 09:49:15 EST
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I recently attended a forum on the subject of object-oriented programming
which was presented to the technical analysts in my company.
The individual making the presentation was one of the co-founders of Itasca
systems (an object-oriented database vendor/developer).
The presentation was a general overview of object-oriented programming and why
M.I.S. organizations should begin making use of this technology. Most of
those attending the presentation were interested in learning more about
object-oriented programming and asked for recommendations on specific
languages and products.
The person making the presentation made no specific recommendations but
mentioned C++, Smalltalk, CLOS, and one or two integrated systems. He also
said that there is a tendency on the part of C programmers to use C++ as a
better C compiler and to fail to actually use it's object-oriented
I would like to put in a good word for CLOS over C++ and Smalltalk but have
only used CLOS and therefore have no personal experience to make a comparison
with other object-oriented languages. I am also not an expert in CLOS having
only recently studied Sonya Keene's book "Object-Oriented Programming in
The majority of the programmers and analysts in our M.I.S. organization are
familiar with either C or COBOL.
I use MCL 2.0 and understand that Franz is close to releasing a LISP
development enviornment for Microsoft Windows (for around $ 600).
I would like to write a one page high-level comparison of the leading
object-oriented languages. Does anyone have any suggestions?
I would also like to quote someone (pro-CLOS of course) with a fancy title.