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Re: [Axiomdeveloper] about Expression Integer
From: 
Gabriel Dos Reis 
Subject: 
Re: [Axiomdeveloper] about Expression Integer 
Date: 
20 Feb 2006 18:15:39 +0100 
Ralf Hemmecke <address@hidden> writes:
[...]
 > But eventually in order to program in Axiom, it is essential that
 > they gain a full appreciation of the objectoriented design
 > philosophy.

 I would not really like to call Axiom (or Aldor) objectoriented.
 We don't write

 a.add(b)

 in order to add two numbers.
There is more to objectorientation than "dot notation". To my eyes
and mind, Aldor and Axiom are objectoriented, and they haven't yet
escaped that land :(
 the function "add" is not attached to the object a. It is rather that
 a and b are on equal footing.
"equal footing" is not contradictory to object orientation.
 Try to program a simple thing as a nary polynomial ring in a purely
 objectoriented programming language (like for example JAVA even with
 generics),
Why Java instead of CLOS?
 then it becomes clear that Axiom has more to offer that the
 current trend in programming.
The current trend in programming is some heavy or displcaed emphasis
on generic programming.
 Gaby
 Re: [Axiomdeveloper] about Expression Integer, (continued)
 Re: [Axiomdeveloper] about Expression Integer, Martin Rubey, 2006/02/22
 RE: [Axiomdeveloper] about Expression Integer, Bill Page, 2006/02/23
 Re: [Axiomdeveloper] about Expression Integer, Martin Rubey, 2006/02/22
 RE: [Axiomdeveloper] about Expression Integer, Bill Page, 2006/02/22
 Re: [Axiomdeveloper] about Expression Integer, Francois Maltey, 2006/02/22
 Re: [Axiomdeveloper] about Expression Integer, Martin Rubey, 2006/02/23
 RE: [Axiomdeveloper] about Expression Integer, Bill Page, 2006/02/23
 Re: [Axiomdeveloper] about Expression Integer, Ralf Hemmecke, 2006/02/24
 Re: [Axiomdeveloper] about Expression Integer, William Sit, 2006/02/24
 Re: [Axiomdeveloper] about Expression Integer, Ralf Hemmecke, 2006/02/20
 Re: [Axiomdeveloper] about Expression Integer,
Gabriel Dos Reis <=
 Re: [Axiomdeveloper] about Expression Integer, Ralf Hemmecke, 2006/02/20
 RE: [Axiomdeveloper] about Expression Integer, Bill Page, 2006/02/20
 Re: [Axiomdeveloper] about Expression Integer, Gabriel Dos Reis, 2006/02/20
 Re: [Axiomdeveloper] about Expression Integer, Ralf Hemmecke, 2006/02/21
 Re: [Axiomdeveloper] about Expression Integer, Gabriel Dos Reis, 2006/02/21
 [Axiomdeveloper] 1: %, Ralf Hemmecke, 2006/02/21
 [Axiomdeveloper] Re: 1: %, Gabriel Dos Reis, 2006/02/21
 [Axiomdeveloper] Re: 1: %, Gabriel Dos Reis, 2006/02/21
 [Axiomdeveloper] Re: 1: %, Ralf Hemmecke, 2006/02/22
 [Axiomdeveloper] Re: 1: %, Gabriel Dos Reis, 2006/02/23