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Re: Roman Maeder's Classes.m


Andrzej Kozlowski wrote:

> 
> 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

A better implementation can provide an extremely intuitive and easy to use
interface.  I agree that Maeder's Classes are rather cumbersome to work
with.  It's very difficult to determine how useful a builtin, or better
implemented/integrated OOP package might be.
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