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Re: OO vs. CSP - Papers, Arguments?


On Wed, Sep 21, 2005 at 10:46:47AM +0200, Koehne Kai wrote:
> I am just starting to work on my master thesis that aims to extend
> Occam to become a useful coordination language for Grid Computing.
> I already read a lot about CSP, Occam and diverse extensions of it.
> However, I think that I am still missing answers to an important
> question: What are the main advantages/disadvantages of the CSP
> approach in contrast to concurrent object oriented aproaches?
> My perception is that CSP just feels more "natural" when it comes
> to concurrent programming, but I am sure that there are a lot more
> sound and sophisticated opinions on this topic 'out there'. The
> only reasoning I am aware of is in a presentation of Peter Welch
> called "Communicating Processes, Components and Scaleable Systems"
> where he states that OO is not providing "real" data encapsulation.
> I would be very grateful if you could provide me hints on further
> comparisons ...

I had a waffle in my blog the other night about OO and CSP (had been
brewing for a while).  It's not official or particularly formal, but
might be intersting/useful:  http://frmb.org/lifestuff.html


-- Fred

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