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Re: [DotGNU]random question

From: j_post
Subject: Re: [DotGNU]random question
Date: Fri, 07 Feb 2003 21:10:19 -0800

On Friday 07 February 2003 07:03 pm, you wrote:
> OOP is more than just "structs with methods"

True. It's a new paradigm.

> and it requires language level support.
False. The first C++ compilers merely translated C++ source into C source. 
Obviously someone could have written the same program directly in C if they 
chose to do so.

The important point here is that all Turing complete languages are equivalent 
in that anything that can be done in one can be done in another. This fact is 
mathematically provable and therefore, IMHO, not debatable. One interesting 
(though not necessarily the best) text on the subject is "Introduction to 
Computer Theory" by Daniel Cohen, John Wiley & Sons. Check it out.


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