Not fully OO ?

Aahz aahz at
Sun Sep 21 06:24:50 CEST 2008

In article <aa7392e9-908d-441d-a1f5-e75ca47c0da9 at>,
Thomas G. Willis <tom.willis at> wrote:
>On Sep 20, 5:23=A0am, candide <cand... at free.invalid> wrote:
>> Excerpt quoted from
>> "About Python: Python is a high level scripting language with object
>> oriented features.
>> (...)
>> Python supports OOP and classes to an extent, but is not a full OOP
>> language."
>> Thanks for any comment.
>My comment is "Who cares?"
>I was always under the impression that if any language truly was "OO"
>it would be smalltalk. And I don't derive any benefit from smalltalk
>at all. I do however derive substantial benefit from other languages
>that "OO zealots" would likely poo poo on including python.

"...some experts might say a C++ program is not object-oriented without
inheritance and virtual functions.  As one of the early Smalltalk
implementors myself, I can say they are full of themselves." --zconcept
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