[Haifux] Suggestion for discussion

Shlomi Fish shlomif at iglu.org.il
Mon Aug 4 15:00:58 MSD 2008

On Wednesday 30 July 2008, Tal Abir wrote:
> Hi,
> Is anyone interested in discussion on Design Pattern implementation in C++?

Just as a note, here are some of my original sentiments regarding the 
original "Design Patterns" book:


What I'm saying there is:

So, with great expectation I bought the CD-ROM version of the book, which
contained the book in HTML format. That, and the fact that it occupied
only a few tens of megabytes made reading the book a very good
experience convenience-wise. However, right now I have an ambivalent
feeling toward the book. AFAICT, a large part of the book was dedicated to
try to convince me that it was actually possible to do OOP in C++[1],
rather than to explain why the patterns were useful.

I believe I would have enjoyed it more, had it used Perl or Python or
some other OO dynamically-typed langauge as the language for its
code. But, with C++, I'm having difficulty separating between patterns
that are actually useful to patterns that help overcome C++

I should note Paul Graham mentions here - http://www.paulgraham.com/icad.html 
that :

Peter Norvig found that 16 of the 23 patterns in Design Patterns 
were "invisible or simpler" in Lisp.

(linking to http://www.norvig.com/design-patterns/ )

There's also more in the thread.


	Shlomi Fish

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