[REBOL] Re: REBOL : Pure OOP project ?
From: tim:johnsons-web at: 8-Apr-2002 9:00
Hello Guys, I haven't been following this thread very closely:
but here are my thoughts on the OOP approach:
I'm designing a DB-based system to service a number of clients,
each with a variety of needs. My hope is to service all of them
with the same application, in which most of the custom code is
re-evaluated global data, rather than "code".
It's been a bit of a headache to keep the "side effects" down.
It seems that every time I make a change, I introduce an error.
More of an OOP approach would make maintenance easier, I'm sure.
My experience with Ansi C (large projects) has taught me that you can do OOP with
any language, but it takes some thought and design. My experience
with C++ (large projects) has taught me that poorly managed or designed
OOP can be a major headache and cause overly-frequent recompiles.
In a word, I'd like to keep a thread on OOP going.
How can I contribute?
* Gregg Irwin <[greggirwin--mindspring--com]> [020408 08:42]:
> 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.
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