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RE: OO and scripting

Subject: RE: OO and scripting
From: "Gavin Thomas Nicol" <gtn@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 12 May 1999 00:00:19 -0400
RE: OO and scripting
> I wasn't there but I see this story as incredibly important because it
> demonstrates the two different views of the world. On the one side is
> Alan, data and code are the same -- mix'em up. On the other
> side is Tim, data is data, code works on data. Code can be viewed as data
> but should not be mixed with the primary data.
...
> Now the separationists we've won. Postscript is likely doomed, display

This usage depends very much upon the application. In some cases, code
as data and vice versa can be very powerful, as can a DTD with but a
single tag.

I forget who said it, but there is a saying that "data is just a dumb
form of programming"... one man's code is another man's data.


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