Difference between OOP and POP

Differences between Procedural(POP) and Object Oriented Programming(OOP)


OOP (Object-Oriented Programming) and POP (Procedural Oriented Programming) are two different programming models or approaches. The Key Difference between OOP and POP is in the below table.

 OOP and POP Compariosn
OOP and POP Compariosn

Comparison Chart

  • OOP (Object-Oriented Programming) and POP (Procedural Oriented Programming) both have different features and functionalities, here is a comparison of some key features between them.
OOP (Object-Oriented Programming) POP (Procedural Oriented Programming)
Emphasizes objects and their interactions Emphasizes procedures and functions
Data is encapsulated within objects Data is separate from procedures
Supports inheritance between classes Does not support inheritance
Object-oriented programming follows a bottom-up approach. Procedural programming follows a top-down approach.
Overloading is possible in object-oriented programming. In procedural programming, overloading is not possible.
Examples: C, FORTRAN, Pascal, Basic, etc. Examples: C++, Java, Python, C#, etc.

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