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A New Paradigm

We start by considering the definition of the term ``paradigm'':

Par a digm n. 1. A list of all the inflectional forms of a word taken as illustrative example of the conjugation or declension to which it belongs. An example or model. [Late Latein paradigma, from Greek paradeigma, modern paradeiknunai, to compare, exhibit.]

What is the world does this have to do with computer programming languages?

Intro OOP, Chapter 1, Slide 4

The next slide begins an optional side excursion to explore the nature of language in molding how one views the world.
A comparsion between the traditional imperative paradigm in computer science and the object-oriented paradigm begins on slide 10.