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Date: 2009-03-30 (22:38)
From: Ed Keith <e_d_k@y...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] when OO is wrong

--- On Mon, 3/30/09, Raoul Duke <> wrote:

> > What is it about FP which makes modeling simpler than OO, conceptually and
> > technically?  How can folks summarize their "enlightenment" experiences in
> > this regard?
> it is worth seeing

I'm still learning Ocaml, coming from a C++ background. 

I love Concepts, Techniques, and Models of Computer Programming. It is one of the best computer books I've ever read. One of it's messages is that there is no one right paradigm. This is what I like about C++ and Ocaml. I am not forced to fit a square peg into a round hole. I can use procedural, functional or o-o techniques, depending on which is a better fit for the problem. 

I do wish I had better tools for visualizing FP designs. I use Nassi-Schneiderman diagram for procedural designs and UML of OO designs.


Ed Keith