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Turing Award winner Barbara Liskov on CLU and why programming is still cool

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Re: mumbo jumbo

what you gonna do if you have an operation on several types that are hierarchically unrelated to each other

That's why C++ has multiple inheritance - and languages like java and C# have interfaces.

Most decent programmers were largely implementing the principles of object-oriented programming before it was a thing - the language features are just supposed to facilitate it. Unfortunately, it seems to have become radically theologised - though, as you imply, a number of its former adherents are now proselytes to FP: and there's no-one as devout as a convert...

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