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From: Matt Gushee <mgushee@h...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] dynamic dispatching
On Tue, Jun 10, 2003 at 01:34:49PM +0300, Ville-Pertti Keinonen wrote:
> BTW: Whenever you end up using the visitor design pattern, that may 
> mean that you'd be better off separating the data from the functions 
> manipulating it, not using classes at all.  OOP is highly overrated.

Yes. I'd say as a general principle, for both natural languages and
programming languages, that literal translations are mostly poor
translations. To do it well you have to be able to think in both

Matt Gushee                 When a nation follows the Way,
Englewood, Colorado, USA    Horses bear manure through           its fields;   When a nation ignores the Way,
                            Horses bear soldiers through
                                its streets.
                            --Lao Tzu (Peter Merel, trans.)

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