Re: set and class

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Sun, 15 Apr 2007 18:25:13 GMT
On 2007-04-15 20:13, DBC User wrote:

I am trying to find the difference between set and class. Could some
one help me? I can understand that a class is like a set. Each subset
could be a inherited class and members are instances. What is the
difference between class and set and if there is any?

A set is a collection of something and usually it is required that each
member of the set is unique in the set (no doublets). A class (as we
talk about here) is a construct in a programming language. Members are
not instances of classes, objects are. When using inheritance the
derived class is not a subset but rather a superset since it will be at
least what the base class was and probably more.

Since you don't seem to have a good understanding of object oriented
programming, (in fact you seem to have misunderstood the basics) I'd
recommend that you find yourself a good book on the subject, since it
can be quite trick in the beginning. There are some that deal purely
with object oriented design and others that combine object oriented
design together with programming, which one you need depends on you goals.

Erik Wikstr?m

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