Hi...

Quote Originally Posted by BDKR
Well, since it's past my bed time and I have all kinds of other work to do, I'm going to let this go for the most part.
You think you've got problems. Here it's 6am!! I really must stop reading sitepoint just before bedtime .

Quote Originally Posted by BDKR
I agree that good design enables performance tuning, but is OO the only route to good design?
Nope. I mentioned other paradigms before which also have strengths. Procedural programming is crippling though and does a lot to inhibit design in larger systems (polymorphism and encapsulation again), so in practice I would say it is an inhibitor.

yours, Marcus