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Re: Re: Re: Roman Maeder's Classes.m


On 9 Dec 2005, at 19:10, Kristen W Carlson wrote:

> Or we could ask Andrzej to explain briefly his comments: "slightest  
> liking for
> this [Maeder] approach and I prefer the Combinatorica package by far".
> This implies that oop is implemented in a superior way in
> Combinatorica?

No, that means I do not much like the whole idea of using OOP in  
Mathematica. I guess the main reason is that I find this style of  
programming so alien to the way I usually program in  Mathematica  
that I can never remember how anything works and always have to read  
the documentation from scratch. Of course I do not have such problems  
with the Combinatorica package, which is why I have always been using  
it in teaching Graph Theory and never was tempted to use Gray's  
approach based on Maeder's classes.

Andrzej Kozlowski


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