Have at it

Piers Cawley pdcawley-london.0dd185 at bofh.org.uk
Tue Jan 27 14:09:56 GMT 2009

On Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 12:56 PM, Paul Makepeace <paulm at paulm.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 12:39 PM, Aaron Trevena <aaron.trevena at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 2009/1/27 Piers Cawley <pdcawley-london.0dd185 at bofh.org.uk>:
>>> MOP is modern? The Art of The MetaObject Protocol was published in
>>> 1991. This is obviously some new usage of the word 'modern' with which
>>> I was hitherto unfamiliar.
>>> It's modern in perl terms, obviously, but it's not exactly new. It's
>>> just been ignored by almost everyone who wasn't a lisp hacker for
>>> years.
>> Like, say MVC, Design Patterns, almost all Functional programming, oh and lisp.
> Everyone except, say, Java & C++ programmers, to name the two dominant
> languages in use today.

A depressing amount of nominally OO code is just procedural code
wrapped in classes though (including the odd bit of code I've come
across deep inside the Squeak Smalltalk image - nobody is immune). Not
that moaning about that particular issue is anything new either.

Mutter. Grumble. Chunter.

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