I hate OO as a topic of discussion. As soon as you sound sceptical, people who really like OO†
think you don't know what it is.
I dislike the importance attached to it, I mean I never heard people enthusing about Relational Databases in the same way.
It seems, these days, that knowledge of OO counts as much as knowledge of protocols, systems and computer science.
Which is mildly galling. The plain fact is, we'd all like to write cool code that everyone used, abstracted to the nth degree,
which is as generic as a politician's answer but infinitely more applicable.
The art of the matter is recognising when that is productive to do. Mostly I like instantaneous results, which OO never is, either in creating or in running.
Occasionally it's useful for code reuse, but rarely in a quantifiable amount compared to function reuse
OO is a way of saving time and making robust systems,
it's a methodology, take it off the pedestal, learn it, move on.
On to abstract oriented development, perhaps...
Err, good poll, sorry about the rant.
† Really like in the "evangelising" sense
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