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Re: An Introduction to Programming with Mathematica, Third Edition

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  • Subject: [mg72783] Re: An Introduction to Programming with Mathematica, Third Edition
  • From: "sigmundv" <sigmund at ostenfeld.dk>
  • Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2007 02:01:36 -0500 (EST)
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Dmitris,

I think you have misread the text on the back cover. The last part of
the back cover says
(http://www.cambridge.org/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=9780521846783):

"This is the ideal text for all scientific students, researchers, and
programmers wishing to deepen their understanding of Mathematica, or
even those keen to program using an interactive language that contains
programming paradigms from all major programming languages: procedural,
functional, recursive, rule-based, and object-oriented."

It does not claim that the book covers object-oriented programming, it
merely states that the text is useful to people that are keen to an,
among others, object-oriented programming language. The word "object"
is not even mentioned in the book's index! So you are right, this book
does _not_ cover OOP, and there is no contradiction between the book's
contents and the back cover.

In the first place, your question is due to a misconception of the text
on the back cover of the book.

/Sigmund


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