Re: Bob's 'Self-aggrandizing ignorant' Count: Was: What databases have taught me

From: Adrian Alston <>
Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2006 22:40:41 GMT
Message-ID: <JzDog.18093$>

"Adrian Alston" <> wrote in message news:k6Dog.18084$
> "Bruno Desthuilliers" <onurb_at_xiludom.gro> wrote in message
> news:44a2b543$0$6509$
>> What bother me here is not about OO being born from needs for simulation
>> - FWIW, at least part of Bob's assertion seems perfectly and obviously
>> true:
>> <quote>
>> (OO) is a
>> computational model comprising a collection of features useful for
>> constructing large unpredictable state machines from small
>> predictable state machines
>> </quote>
> Hi Bruno and all,
> I have lots of C programming experience but I'm pretty new to OOP can you
> please help.
> I can understand how objects are a sort of state machine but I thought OO
> programs should be predictable. What's this unpredictable bit about? I
> know about simulations but I write regular non-simulation apps. Ok the
> world around the program may be hard to predict but just how are my "OO"
> programs suppose to be unpredictable?
> Thanks in advance.

PLEASE IGNORE THIS POST. It will probably get missed here so I started a new thread for it. If you reply please do it there. Sorry (blush). Received on Thu Jun 29 2006 - 00:40:41 CEST

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