proof of the benefits of OO?
Dennis de Champeaux
ddc at netcom.com
Mon Nov 14 20:18:31 EST 1994
: > The comment that C++ or Fortran 90 code is inherently less buggy and harder
: > to maintain than is C or Fortran 77 is at least unproved, and most likely
: > wrong.
Wait a second: I assume you mean:
... inherently less buggy and easier to maintain than ...
:> I'm old enough to have lived through several methodology shifts,
: > each claiming the same benefits that object oriented languages do now.
: > Nevertheless, the quality of a program still seems to come down to the
: > programmer's skill and little else.
: I am cross-posting this from bionet.software to comp.object. Does
: someone have some references handy to refute the above claim? Please
: respond by e-mail to me and to Mr. Mathog; an OO flame war (or even a
: structured programming flame war) would not be appropriate in
: misrael at scripps.edu Mark Israel
There is a case study in Oopsla 92 by me and Al Anderson. The project
used C, C++ as well as a bit of assembler. Defect rate for C was industry
standard. Defect rate of C++ was less than 50%. Disclaimer "Although
these results are not statistically defensible ...", see page 377-391, and
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