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When not to use Object Oriented Programming?

Curtis Rutland
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I was reading through some job postings on a game developer's web site (without any real interest of applying). One of the ones that I saw had this bullet point in the requirements:
  • Appreciation of when not to use Object Oriented Programming.
I've done almost all my work in OO languages...so can someone enlighten me? When do you not want to use OOP?
Dec 23 '08
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We agree on that: setters without range checking or other processing is just plain silly but don't forget that Java was meant to be a language for toasters and other small appliances. The language itself should've been a bit bigger (e.g. read only public members etc.) C++ doesn't do any better here, C++ too doesn't distinguish between reading or writing a member variable, i.e. its access rules are the same for both (nor does any other language as far as I know, C# just hides that fact which doesn't solve the real problem).

kind regards,

Jun 16 '09 #41
13,262 MVP
Many web development frameworks these days require them though.
But then again that's not the only reason why they are a mess.
Jun 18 '09 #42

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