[sf-lug] installfest Sat. @ Rick Moen's in Menlo Park/ Xandros response

Al Eridani al.eridani at gmail.com
Tue Jul 11 08:22:36 PDT 2006

On 7/10/06, Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> wrote:
> Quoting jim stockford (jim at well.com):
> >     Best I can tell, OOP (e.g. C++) adds a whole
> > new dimension to the term "spaghetti code".
> I'm not sure why you'd say that.  Elegant and readable code is very
> common in, e.g., Python and Ruby.  Sometimes even C++.  (I say that as a
> somewhat irredeemable procedural programming dinosaur, myself.)

I agree. In fact, one of the pillars of OOP is encapsulation, and that helps a
long way to make the code look less like spaghetti. Of course, as someone
quipped years ago, "I can write Fortran code in any language".

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