Sunday, November 19, 2006

Why OO Sucks ?

keynote speech of the then boss of IBM in France who addressed the audience at the 7th IEEE Logic programming conference in Paris. IBM prolog had added a lot of OO extensions, when asked why he replied: Our customers wanted OO prolog so we made OO prolog

Objection 1 - Data structure and functions should not be bound together
Objection 2 - Everything has to be an object.
Objection 3 - In an OOPL data type definitions are spread out all over the place.
Objection 4 - Objects have private state.

Why OO was popular?

* Reason 1 - It was thought to be easy to learn.
* Reason 2 - It was thought to make code reuse easier.
* Reason 3 - It was hyped.
* Reason 4 - It created a new software industry.

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