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Answer: Why is it said that Perl does not implement true object orientation?

by merlyn (Sage)
on Apr 26, 2000 at 03:30 UTC ( #9132=categorized answer: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Q&A > object-oriented programming > Why is it said that Perl does not implement true object orientation? - Answer contributed by merlyn

Perl has "primitive" data types that cannot be used as base classes nor given new methods. This puts it in the OO class with Java and C++. Eiffel and Smalltalk and Python are better at pure-OO because they don't have "primitive" types.

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