Thursday, February 22, 2007 at 7:33PM
From a post to the xml-dev news group in 2002:
I do strongly agree that C++ and Java have pretty much given OO a bad name. Meyer's work in Eiffel proves that OO did not need to ditch axioms from abstract data types. Kay's work in Smalltalk proves that OO did not need to ditch dynamicism. Stroustroup started out with a solid, practical core and made too little fuss as a committee ruined it. Joy, as far as I can tell by the language he spawned, enjoyed strapping straitjackets onto paramedic training dummies.