%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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