Slightly OT: static typing

Joachim Durchholz joachim.durchholz@REDACTED
Wed Oct 22 16:41:23 CEST 2003

Richard A. O'Keefe wrote:
> Michael Hobbs wrote: 
>> Has anyone else read "Objects Have Failed" by Richard P. Gabriel? 
> [...] it is rather odd to see someone whinging about how reuse
> has failed when the amount of reuse actually happening these days is 
> *unbelievable* from the perspective of, say, 30 years ago.
> [Lots of valid examples of code reuse snipped]

Right, but this reuse isn't happening in an OO fashion... so, reuse has
failed /for OO/ (which is, after all, his point), and has worked for the
standard "structured programming" approach.


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