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R. Wiener ; Colorado Univ., Colorado Springs, CO, USA

Sure, object orientation is unnatural-computer programming in any language is. We must rely on good principles, good tools, and good languages. This author tells L. Hatton to blame C++ and its culture for the bad rap against OO, and to look elsewhere for a workable OO language. He suggests comparing C to a better OOP language. In his view, Eiffel fosters a culture embodying the best tendencies of OOP Most importantly, Eiffel offers programmers the ability to specify formally, at the implementation level, the behavior of a class. Several companies have reported that such specifications, written in Eiffel, can greatly improve the reliability of large scale software systems

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IEEE Software  (Volume:15 ,  Issue: 3 )