On Wednesday, 14 February 2018 at 09:39:20 UTC, Luís Marques wrote:
It seems that someone once again rediscovered the benefits of component programming, in the context of OOP, but (as usual) without the more mathematical and principled approach of something like ranges and algorithms:


BTW, I just wrote my DConf proposal. I've been experimenting with a different style of not-quite-OOP in a real project and so far I'm really happy with the results. I've been making use of Jean-Louis' openmethods.d library, as well as other D features and techniques. The result is a quite nice balance of simplicity, expressiveness and performance. I'm really looking forward to telling you all about it :-)

"Flow-Orientation is about tackling complexity at its root cause: that´s dependencies."

That's an interesting statement (from that article).

Seems we are getting closer and closer to modelling programming in accordance with how the brain programs itself. Kinda of makes sense really - nature seemed to work this all out a long, long time ago.

Small units. Data just flows in and out. The units don't 'know' each other. Their are no explicit dependencies between the units themselves (hence neuroplasticity).

Instead, what's important, are pathways by which they can communicate (concatenate) their input and output, and the subsequent data flows that arise from that collaboration.

In nature, increasing mass (complexity) arises from simple components.

If only that were so in the world of programming.

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