Can a low-level programmer learn OOP?

Chris Carlen crcarleRemoveThis at
Sat Jul 14 02:12:33 CEST 2007

Aahz wrote:
> In article <f787ul0npv at>,
> Chris Carlen  <crcarleRemoveThis at> wrote:
>>From what I've read of OOP, I don't get it.  
> For that matter, even using OOP a bit with C++ and Perl, I didn't get it
> until I learned Python.
>>The problem for me is that I've programmed extensively in C and .asm on 
>>PC DOS way back in 1988.  
> Newbie.  ;-)
> (I started with BASIC in 1976.)

Heh heh, I actually first programmed when the RadioShack TRS-80 came 
out.  I think I saw it first in 1978 when I was 11.  I would hang out in 
the store for hours writing crude video games.

> My experience is that learning GUI programming is difficult.  Moreover,
> GUI programming in C involves a lot of boilerplate that can be automated
> more easily with Python.  So I think this will be a better solution.
> Note very very carefully that Python does not require an OOP style of
> programming, but it will almost certainly be the case that you just
> naturally start using OOP techniques as you learn Python.

Thanks for the input!

Good day!

Christopher R. Carlen
Principal Laser&Electronics Technologist
Sandia National Laboratories CA USA
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