Can a low-level programmer learn OOP?
jstroud at mbi.ucla.edu
Sat Jul 14 08:49:56 CEST 2007
Chris Carlen wrote:
> From what I've read of OOP, I don't get it. I have also found some
> articles profoundly critical of OOP.
I've also found articles critical of Darwinism--but we can chalk that up
to religious zealotry can't we?
Any gui more complicated than a few entry fields and some checkbuttons
is going to lend itself to OOP--so if you want to do GUI, learn OOP. The
time you spend learning OOP will be about 1/10th the time required to
debug a modestly complicated gui. This is especially true of guis that
require real-time feedback behavior.
If you just want to enter some values and set some flags and then hit
"go", you could always program the GUI in HTML and have a cgi script
process the result. This has a lot of benefits that are frequently
overlooked but tend to be less fun than using a bona-fide toolkit like
WX or QT.
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