November 11, 2006

Inheritance vs Composition

Filed under: flash — michaelangela @ 2:02 pm

Colin Moock on inheritance vs. composition for OOP

moock>> composition vs inheritance, from essential actionscript 2.0 (eas2)

Composition, an alternative form of inter-object relationship, often competes with inheritance as an OOP design technique. In composition, one class (the “front end class”) stores an instance of another class (the “back end class”) in an instance property. The front end class delegates work to the back end class by invoking methods on that instance.


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