G. Blaschek, G. Pomberger, A. Stritzinger: A Comparison of Object-Oriented Languages, Structured Programming, Vol. 10, No. 4, pp. 187-197, Springer-Verlag 1989.


Object-oriented programming is gaining increasing importance for software development. Programming languages supporting object-oriented principles are mandatory tools for the implementation of this powerful concept. Based on the minimum requirements on an object-oriented programming language, comparitive criteria are established and four representative object-oriented programming languages are compared. A discussion follows of whether and under what conditions conventional programming languages are suitable for object-oriented programming.