[plt-scheme] Re: Continuations memory accumulation problem

From: Matthias Felleisen (matthias at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Wed Mar 17 12:18:56 EDT 2010

On Mar 17, 2010, at 12:12 PM, Joe Marshall wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 8:32 AM, Anthony Cowley <acowley at seas.upenn.edu 
> > wrote:
>> What I meant was that OO code that is
>> designed to be transliterated into a functional style is often  
>> awkward
>> and unidiomatic. I'm just asking that the OO simulator be done
>> honestly, and not hindered by any plans to port it. There are lots of
>> great OO simulation frameworks out there, and most don't look at all
>> functional.
> 99% of `OO' programming is simple imperative style wrapped up
> with a nice bow.  Instead of 100 global variables, you have 100
> private variables, each encapsulated in its own global instance.
> (And a few global manager objects, `provider' objects, and magic
> `injection' protocols....)

But this view is only held by the uneducated programmer who
has never heard of such people as Hewitt, Sussman, Steele, etc
and hasn't come close to their papers. Are you one of those?

As a matter of fact not even Kay holds this view.

-- Matthias

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