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C++ not object oriented?

  1. Apr 11, 2003 #1
    I am a student of computer science, and naturally was shocked when, during my recent trip to a bookstore, was told that C++ in not really object oriented. The guy at the store referred me to a language called Smalltalk, which is supposedly the true object oriented language. I assume that most people would share my point of view in agreeing that C++ is an object oriented language, but can someone explain to me why it would not be considered as such, while Smalltalk would.
     
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  3. Apr 11, 2003 #2
    C++ is object-oriented; however, the OO is basically welded on top of a language (C) not designed for that purpose. So the design is less-than-optimal, and it can be a pain in the ass to use sometimes. Those of us that remember using tempates and STL in the old days know this well... :)

    Smalltalk was IIRC one of the first OO designed languages, but there are many others. I like Java, personally.
     
  4. Apr 14, 2003 #3
    Hello!
    You can read:

    Taken from:

    http://acm.uva.es/board/viewtopic.php?t=370&start=30
     
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