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Re: Re: Re: The world is not object oriented

by seattlejohn (Deacon)
on Jan 05, 2004 at 03:01 UTC ( #318750=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Re: The world is not object oriented
in thread The world is not object oriented

Regarding the difficulty of providing a Time class that accurately captures all the real-world complexity (and at the risk of dragging this OT): Isn't that precisely the goal of the Perl DateTime Project?

I haven't had occasion to use the modules they've produced yet, but what I've read looks promising.

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Re: Re: Re: Re: The world is not object oriented
by tilly (Archbishop) on Jan 11, 2004 at 16:32 UTC
    That seems to be trying to encapsulate the complexity of human representations of time.

    That doesn't catch the sophistications to the physical descriptions of time added by special relativity, general relativity, or quantum mechanics. (It is rare in normal programming to encounters those, so the omission makes a lot of sense.)

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