* Posts by ljr1981

1 post • joined 14 Jan 2016

Learn you Func Prog on five minute quick!


Eiffel - Both OO and Functional

Respectfully to All—Eiffel

- General purpose OO

- Functional through Llamba functions as "Agents"

- Void safe (no null reference pointers—ever!)

- SCOOP (Simple Concurrent Object Oriented Programming)—multithreading with a single keyword

- Multiple Inheritance (implemented with sanity and a smart compiler)

- Design-by-Contract (i.e. "built-in" testing)

- C/C++ friendly (i.e. easily linked to C/C++ or in-lined as needed)

- Has its own code analysis tools (Eiffel Inspector)

- Generics (i.e. ARRAY [G] --> ARRAY [CAR], ARRAY [ANIMAL], etc.)

- Simple (i.e. only 59 keywords)

I have now taught more than a dozen people to effectively code in Eiffel. For an experienced programmer with a mentor, this process takes no more than a few days at about 10hrs/day. I have even taught one person who did not know how to program at all in about two weeks (crash course in Object Theory and Computer Science + Eiffel/through-Eiffel).

I know, I know—cue the whining about "no-one-uses-it" in 3 ... 2 ... 1 ...

I have been using it on an $multi-million / 900 KLOC project for nearly 6 years. One does not follow opportunity—one makes it!

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