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What is 'S' in OOPS?

arfeen khan

Joined: May 13, 2011
Posts: 25
Hello there,

I tried to find out what is the full form of OOPS.
Till OOP is fine (Object Oriented Programming), but when "S" cmoes,
mind comes up with multiple answers - Structure, System.
Also, when i Google it out, some link says there is no meaning of S in OOP.

Can anybody please let me know exact meaning of "S"?
K. Tsang

Joined: Sep 13, 2007
Posts: 3130

From my understanding and google search, the "S" in OOPS stands for "systems". In fact there is a conference called OOPS conference and it stands for "Object-Oriented Programming Languages & Systems" Conference.

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arfeen khan

Joined: May 13, 2011
Posts: 25
Thank you Tsang for the reply.
Your anology seems to be good for me.
Anybody else please comment on this.

I agree. Here's the link:
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