The use of existing code for creating new software.

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Does OOP fulfill the promise of code reuse? What alternatives are there to achieve code reuse?

Perhaps the greatest promise of using object-oriented paradigm is the code reuse. Some dispute that this was achieved. Why was it (not) achieved? Does code reuse as OOP defines it, make projects more ...
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What's your view on using other people's code? [duplicate]

As per this question: I decided to implement the BitTorrent spec to make my own client/tracker. Now, I was going through the spec, I was about 70% done implementing the BEncoding when I found a link ...
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Have objects delivered in terms of code reuse?

I have often heard it said that objects have not delivered in terms of code reuse. Do you agree? If you believe that they haven't, why not?