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%T Towards a Viable Alternative to OO \-\- Extending the occam/CSP Programming Model
%A Tom Locke
%E Alan G. Chalmers, Majid Mirmehdi, Henk Muller
%B Communicating Process Architectures 2001
%X 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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