lies about OOP

Martijn Faassen faassen at infrae.com
Wed Dec 15 13:01:22 CET 2004


Paul McGuire wrote:
> "Martijn Faassen" <faassen at infrae.com> wrote in message
> news:PcLvd.96252$lN.45814 at amsnews05.chello.com...
> 
>>Paul McGuire wrote:
>>[snip]
>>
>>>I would characterize the 80's as the transitional decade from structured
>>>programming (which really started to hit its stride when Djikstra
> 
> published
> 
>>>"Use of GOTO Considered Harmful") to OOP, and that OOP wasn't really
>>>"joyful" until the early-to-mid 90's.
>>
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>>
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>  
> <snip - it's "Dijkstra" not "Djikstra", you dolt! :)>
> 
> Yikes!  (or better, "Jikes!" or even "Yijkes!"?) - my bad.
> And he was on faculty at UT right here in Austin, too.

It's a very common mistake I've seen so often that for a while I 
wondered whether his name really *was* Djikstra, but I knew he was Dutch 
and that it couldn't be so. That the PSU picked you for its disclosure 
is just a random coincidence, I'm sure.. :)

Regards,

Martijn




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