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Thursday August 09, 2007
02:05 PM

This, from a Smalltalker?

[ #34064 ]

The software engineering view is that an OO system is one that supports data abstraction, polymorphism by late-binding of function calls, and inheritance.

Ralph Johnson, Erlang, the Next Java

I hope that was a condemnation of the software engineering view. It's always a little disappointing to learn that a good programmer thinks that inheritance is a necessary part of object orientation.

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