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Good discussion on General OO stuff
- To: PT_MAGEE%VAX.ACS.OPEN.AC.UK@pucc.PRINCETON.EDU
- Subject: Good discussion on General OO stuff
- From: Jon L White <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Fri, 28 Sep 90 20:23:06 PDT
- Cc: email@example.com
- In-reply-to: PT_MAGEE%VAX.ACS.OPEN.AC.UK@pucc.PRINCETON.EDU's message of Thu, 27 SEP 90 15:58:15 GMT <9009271747.AA09394@lucid.com>
re: ... we would love to have a good set of examples that we can give to these
developers and receive some quantifiable data - rather like Codds 10
rules for relational databases.
I'm very skeptical that the buzz word of "Object-Oriented" will ever
submit to a codification (no pun) as easily as "relational database" did.
However, towards your goal, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the very
accessible article introductory article "The Object of Desire" in the
May 1 1989 issue of Datamation. The author (whose name has ocasionally
appeared on this email list) makes a strikingly simple, strong case for
multiple inheritance in terms of the fundamentals of OO programming --
program reuse, separation of operations from their names, extension
through inhertiance specialization, and so on.
-- JonL --