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  title = "{T}owards a {V}iable {A}lternative to {OO} -- {E}xtending the occam/{CSP} {P}rogramming {M}odel",
  author= "Locke, Tom",
  editor= "Chalmers, Alan G. and Mirmehdi, Majid and Muller, Henk",
  pages = "329--349",
  booktitle= "{C}ommunicating {P}rocess {A}rchitectures 2001",
  isbn= "1 58603 202 X",
  year= "2001",
  month= "sep",
  abstract= "Object orientation has become the de facto standard for
     large scale, general purpose software engineering. In this
     paper various aspects of object orientation that are against
     good software engineering practice are highlighted. It is
     then argued that a communicating process model provides a
     better platform for component based programming without the
     discussed pitfalls of OO. At the same time, current CSP
     based programming technology is shown to be seriously
     lacking when measured against certain aspects of object
     oriented languages. This paper is chiefly a discussion of
     ideas, ideas about extensions to the occam/CSP programming
     model that could advance the paradigm to the point where it
     provides a viable alternative to object orientation for
     general purpose, large scale software engineering.
     Specifically, three ideas are discussed: mobile processes,
     polymorphism and routable variant channels."

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