REST: everything old is new again?
Mon, 27 Aug 2001 15:49:47 -0600
I would be interested in reading your essay. But, I would argue design level
reuse is always better.
As Dave Winer put it rightly:
I am in favor of higher level abstractions.
I do it all the time, that's what being a programmer is about."
>From: Jeff Bone <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>To: Sateesh Narahari <email@example.com>
>Subject: Re: REST: everything old is new again?
>Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2001 16:31:30 -0500
>Sateesh Narahari wrote:
> > contrary to the popular internet myth that OO reuse is not happening,
> > actually happening.
> > If we don't get bogged down in thinking reuse only applies to code, then
> > reusability is being achieved in OO world thru cataloging of Design
> > Patterns.
> > Its not code-reuse, but its reuse, and its highly useful.
>Yup, and I think that's hilarious. :-) I've been picking at an essay
>"Reuse Reconsidered" for a few days now, and maybe I'll finish it
>if the creek doesn't flood my house. (We're having torrential rains,
>But one of the things mentioned in it is that after slicing-and-dicing
>in N ways, the OO community just threw up its hands and said "forget
>artifacts, we'll just reuse design and that's good enough."
>I don't think that's the best we can do, though. Both the UNIX software
>philosophy and the Web itself represent reuse on a MUCH grander and more
>practical scale than has ever been achieved by OO techniques.
>I'm thinking maybe there's a lesson there...
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