Scott Thompson wrote:
> 
> On Sep 1, 2003, at 3:29 PM, Sean O'Dell wrote:
> 
>> I remember back in the early 90's when I first dove into C++, there 
>> seemed to be this thought process regarding OOP that went something 
>> like: every object should be able to stand alone and interact rarely, 
>> if ever, with anything else because that would break the object's 
>> encapsulation.  I got that feeling from several texts, and I thought 
>> it ludicrous at the time, and still do.  As things have evolved, it 
>> seems common sense has stepped in to replace those purist theories, 
>> but that article really took me back to that time.
> 
> Your original interpretation of the idea of encapsulation is one that I 
> find held by a lot of folks that are new to object-oriented programming 
> as you no doubt were in the early 90's. The ideas may have been 
> presented improperly, or you may have misinterpreted them, but the ideas 
> are not ludicrous unless you take them to an illogical extreme.

Well, now, that's the big catch, isn't it?  =)

Developers are FAR more practical about encapsulation these days.  =)

	Sean O'Dell