Can a low-level programmer learn OOP?

Alex Martelli aleax at
Wed Jul 18 08:06:11 CEST 2007

Dennis Lee Bieber <wlfraed at> wrote:

> On Mon, 16 Jul 2007 11:45:04 -0700, Chris Carlen
> <crcarleRemoveThis at> declaimed the following in
> comp.lang.python:
> > The more I play with Python, the more I like it.  Perhaps I will 
> > understand OOP quicker than I thought.  What I've learned so far about
> > names binding to objects instead of values stored in memory cells, etc.
> > has been interesting and fascinating.
>       Don't confuse Python's "roaming names" with OOP, though. There are
> OOP languages that still follow the variable=>memory address containing
> object structure.

C++, definitely.  But most OO languages, like Java &c, use a more modern
"object reference" naming scheme, just like Python, FP languages, etc.


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