This really chimes in with what I was reading today in Code Complete
- that the difference between OO and functional programming is not in what you actually produce in the end, but in how you conceptualise it to start with. I might write a programme with fifty functions and you might write a programme with seven objects and they'd basically be the same thing because your seven objects have seven functions each, and my fifty functions logically group themselves in seven groups. They're just different ways of looking at the thing. But of course there's no "just" about it. One might as well say a radio telescope and an optical telescope were "just" different ways of looking at a star, or taste and smell were "just" different ways of experiencing food. One or the other is good; but both together give one a more rounded picture.
Hmm, this has been a most philosophically stimulating weekend so far :)
§ George Sherston
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