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Re: OOP in Mathematica

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  • Subject: [mg28900] Re: OOP in Mathematica
  • From: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at informatik.uni-leipzig.de>
  • Date: Fri, 18 May 2001 01:13:03 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Universitaet Leipzig
  • References: <9e02ol$30e@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hi,

it will *not* help you !

> Hi everybody...
> I have been toying with OOP(Objected-Oriented Programming) & Mathematica for
> quite some time now and I am finaly in the process of implementing an OOP
> package for Mathematica. I know that the main reference in this area has
> been Maeder's "Classes" package for some time now, but I always felt it left
> much to be desired.
> So, if you used Maeder's package and/or are interested in the posibility of
> working with Objects in Mathematica I would appreciate your opinion on the
> following:
> a) If you did use Maeder's package, what do you think of it?

An example for teaching that show OOP is a stupid concept, if 
you have a better one.

> b) What features would YOU like to see in such a package?

Clean functional/logic programming.
Complete removal of all the sick object orientation.

> c) Anything else you can think of, that might interest/help me.

It is a shame to use such a wonderful well desinged language 
like Mathematica's language to do OOP.

> Replies to my personal email are welcome.
> Orestis Vantzos atelesforos at hotmail.com

Regards
  Jens


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