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Composition and Aggregation



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Composition and Aggregation

Posted by Bill Venners on 21 Nov 1998, 10:09 PM

> Bill,

> Why do you use the term composition, and not aggregation. It makes it confusing when different terminology is used to describe the same thing. I've seen aggregation used many times, but not composition.

Good question. I need to define these terms better. I do see
a difference between aggregation and composition, which I
tried to put into words in a different post:

I'm about to fly back to Indiana for Thanksgiving week, but
when I return I'll try to hunt down the "correct" or at least
"accepted" definitions of these terms in the OO world and
post them in this topic.



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