lies about OOP
someone at microsoft.com
Tue Dec 14 09:57:06 CET 2004
"Mike Thompson" <none.by.e-mail> wrote in message
news:41be9e31$0$7078$afc38c87 at news.optusnet.com.au...
> Then came Brad Cox's book.
I read it.
> Then there was Glockenspiel's C++ for PC in about '87 or '88.
I didn't PC in those days. I Unixed.
> And, of course, cfont on unix from about, what, '85?
That's about when I got it. I used to chat with B.S. on the phone,
discussing and proposing features. Now he's rich and famous. Me? Would
you believe rich? How about not destitute?
> Across the late '80s there was, of course, Eiffel which seemed a
> remarkable piece of work for the time. And was backed by a terrific book
> by Myer.
I puzzled long over whether to adopt C++ or Eiffel at the company I was with
at the time. I went with C++, dispite the fact that cfront was slow as
death and buggy. C++ made it bigtime and the company went public. Lucky
Ah, nostalgia isn't what it used to be.
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