On Pseudo object-oriented programming considered harmful

Cong Cong Xing, Boumediene Belkhouche

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The pseudo object-oriented programming (OOP), which is considered harmful, is discussed. Computations under OOP are carried out by invoking components of objects. Object-oriented design (OOD) should be given precedence over OOP in teaching OOP. The level of abstraction of OOD will help students acquire a firm basis in the OOP style.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-117
Number of pages3
JournalCommunications of the ACM
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science


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