Re: The wisdom of the object mentors (Was: Searching OO Associations with RDBMS Persistence Models)
Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2006 17:18:14 GMT
> lot and I'm not sure exactly what is intended. Is a method behavior? Is a
> class behavior? What about a function? Is behavior a transformation of
> data? Wouldn't this make it a synonym for calculation?
(That implies more dynamic languages, such as Ruby, express more structure with executable lines. So "behavior" in Ruby is less than all the places you could put a breakpoint.)
Hence "Designing a program requires balancing its structure in memory with its behavior in time."
And I don't agree that calling databases "non-behavior-centric" is helpful. Just because you can't put a C++ breakpoint there doesn't mean they don't behave...
-- PhlipReceived on Tue Jun 13 2006 - 19:18:14 CEST