[REBOL] Re: REBOL : Pure OOP project ?
From: greggirwin:mindspring at: 8-Apr-2002 9:46
<< 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.