Pascal not considered harmful - was Re: Rich kids are into COBOL

ben bfranchuk at
Thu Feb 19 22:02:58 CST 2015

On 2/19/2015 8:44 PM, Mouse wrote:

> I don't know what the original point of OO coding was.  But I would say
> that now, OO is not so much any particular language feature (such as
> internals hiding) or any single goal (such as abstraction) as it is a
> mindset.  I would say that OO code can be written in any language
> (well, any general-purpose language; some esolangs, such as Malbolge or
> Befunge, are so difficult to use at all that OO is probably out of
> reach), right down to assembler.

Now those I consider harmful.

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