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[REBOL] Re: REBOL : Pure OOP project ?

From: greggirwin:mindspring at: 8-Apr-2002 9:46

Hi Chris, << Considering the low number of replies I got from the list regarding this thread : Class object inheritance library interest ? and the interest shown in the Business object versionning thread. I begin to think that either Rebolers are not interested in almost pure OOP with REBOL or that interest is only limited to one's personal project... >> I thought, when I started with REBOL, that I would build an OOP infrastructure for my projects (as I had done in the past with other languages), but the more I've worked with it, the more I've moved away from that line of thinking. I'm still finding my way with REBOL, from a design and style perspective, so my view is hardly something to be taken as gospel. I know that Carl has professed that he is "recovering" from OOP and the design of REBOL shows this, while it's flexibility allows you to do OOP pretty darn well if you want. I can see building an extensive OOP system as a great challenge, and certainly possible, but I'm not sure the solution will be as elegant as it otherwise could be. Caveat emptor, I haven't built any large systems with REBOL, where OOP might really shine. I look forward to seeing your results if you pursue them. --Gregg