On 6/14/06, transfire / gmail.com <transfire / gmail.com> wrote:
> Austin Ziegler wrote:
> > On 6/13/06, Ruby Newbie <rubynewbie / gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Curious about AOP in Ruby, I've downloaded the Cut patch for 1.8.3,
> > > installed gperf, and am trying to understand a few things.  But - the Cut
> > > RCR thread appears to have died.  From comments about the RCR, the voting
> > > appears to be positive - something like 10 votes for and 2 against.  Not
> > > being familiar with the RCR process - is Cut going to see the light of day?
> > > Has another AOP RCR or library been proposed which has captured mind share
> > > bringing a premature end to Cut?  Are the majority of Ruby developers
> > > seeking to use AOP satisfied with aspectr?
> > I have yet to need AOP in Ruby. Of any sort.
> Well, saying that is sort-of like programming Turbo Pascal in the 80's
> and saying "I have yet to need OOP". AOP is not just a little side
> utility, it's a whole new angle on coding. Have a look at this:

Nice article. It is, as a follow-up message said, the best
introduction to AOP that I've seen.

I *still* don't see the value in it. Instead, I see significant
problems with the maintainability of such code.

IMO, AOP exists primarily because of the limitations of Java.

-austin
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