Noah (angelbob) wrote,

Computer Language Geeking

Raymond Chen writes today about when to mark a method as virtual in a C++ class. He makes some good points, which in turn could be considered to be a critique of object oriented languages that make every function overridable.

I'll need to think on that a bit. One of those problems with language flexibility that we don't think enough about is the testability aspect - every bit of power a language grants you is likely to be abusable in some way, even if they're not all as bad as C++ :-)

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