Can a low-level programmer learn OOP?

Jay Loden python at
Tue Jul 17 23:44:51 CEST 2007

Steve Holden wrote:
> It took a little bit more careful planning to get Icon pattern-matching 
> structures right, but there was much more explicit control of 
> backtracking. I only wish they'd grafted more OO concepts into it, then 
> I might never have bothered with Python! Someone did do an OO system 
> layered on top of it, but IIRC it was clumsy and rebarbative.

OT, but I just wanted to say, "rebarbative" is my word of the day for today thanks to this post. I consider myself to have a reasonably comprehensive vocabulary but that's a new one for me, so I had to look it up after your post ;)


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