12 Mar '13, 3am

“State is not your friend, state is your enemy.” ht @squeedee

This is the second part in a series I’m writing about lessons that can be learned from functional programming. Find the first part here . Object Oriented Programming (OOP) as an idea has been oversold. The most commonly used languages in use today are designed around the idea of OOP. Extremist languages like Java force you to think of everything in terms of objects. But is Object Orientation (OO) a good idea? Does it have problems? Is it the right tool for everything? Let’s explore some of these questions in a slightly tongue in cheek and cathartic rant . Imperative vs Declarative The object-oriented model makes it easy to build up programs by accretion. What this often means, in practice, is that it provides a structured way to write spaghetti code. — Paul Graham Procedural programming languages are designed around the idea of enumerating the steps required to complete a ...

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