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Aristotle Pagaltzis
March 7, 2011 00:50
Re: Revising Perl's OO docs - a new OO tutorial
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* Abigail <> [2011-03-07 08:35]:
> On Sun, Mar 06, 2011 at 11:39:30PM +0100, Aristotle Pagaltzis wrote:
> > All that stuff about the historical whys?
> >
> > Nobody cares.
> >
> > Us old fogies might, but novices will wonder why they’re told
> > how it used to be: what does it matter to them? It doesn’t
> > make any difference to the code they’re writing, does it? So
> > why are they getting a history lesson?
> If one thinks Perl code is "write once - read/modify never",
> you may have a point.
> It doesn't work that way everywhere though. There's an awful
> lot of active code out there that uses the "historical way" of
> creating objects. In fact, there's a lot of code written
> *TODAY* that uses the historical way of creating objects.
> In fact, I'd be utterly surprised if of OO code that's written
> this year, more than 10% of the classes aren't using the
> historical method.

I said the same things myself in the part you didn’t quote…

Aristotle Pagaltzis // <>

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