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Composition Versus Inheritance



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Posted by Ben on August 05, 2001 at 5:33 AM

> First, the shown method of substituting composition for inheritance is the standard way VB does inheritance (except,of course an 'implements' clause which forces the subclass to have all methods provided by the parent.
> They call it 'inheritance by delegation' . I've seen developers snorting at this 'inferior' method of doing things... including me. :-)

> More on the inheritance/delegation talk :

> I was trying to answer the questions posed by the author
> and came up with this

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