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RE: APIs, messaging

5/23/01 1:28:11 PM, Jeff Lowery <jlowery@scenicsoft.com> wrote:

>The object-centric butcher sends me a live hog, with markings indicating
>where the bacon is, tools for butchering the hog, and maybe even detailed
>instructions on how to butcher it. If I were to ask for bacon again, I'd get
>a different set of tools and instructions written by a different butcher who
>appears to use different methods than the last butcher, or maybe they're the
>same methods named differently.

Sounds awfully procedural ("structured programming") to me.  I'd expect an OO butcher to send me a 
live pig that knows how to butcher itself, along with a list of the appropriate messages needed to 
initiate the process.