By Iain Craig Ma, PhD (auth.)

Whereas there are lots of books on specific languages, specifically C++ and Java, they generally tend to pay attention to how you can application utilizing that language and their remedy of the semantics is extremely languages-specific. A extra wide-ranging comparability of a few of the languages and their underlying thoughts is missing. The Interpretation of Object-Oriented Programming Languages makes an attempt to offers a entire remedy of the most ways to object-oriented languages, including:- class-based, prototype, and actor languages.
This booklet can be worthy for ultimate 12 months undergraduates/first yr postgraduates learning object-oriented programming, in addition to examine scholars and others requiring an in depth account of object-oriented programming languages and their critical techniques.

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6. C 1 's slots. 511 512 521 522 523 I I m11 m12 I I I m13 m21 m22 I I I I I I Fig. 7. C2 's slots. The topmost class is the root of the inheritance graph. Each leaf node is a class that is a subclass of the root. Each leaf is related to the root by the subclass or specialization relationship; leaf classes apply to fewer cases than does the root. Alternatively, the root is a more general concept. The general concept class at the root of the tree provides operations and data that is common to all of the leaf nodes.

The Term method contains no implementation for unify, just its declaration. A subclass that does not provide such a definition will be, itself, an abstract class. For this reason, the Const class can provide no definition for unify and it is, therefore, an abstract class. The subclasses of Const, IntConst, SymConst and RealConst each provide an implementation of unify, so they are concrete classes. The Var class contains a definition of unify, so, like FunTerm and SignedFunTerm, which also define their own versions of the method, it is a concrete class.

Under certain circumstances, it is not desirable to allow all slots to be visible to every program component and to the user. The restriction in visibility of slots is a natural part of interface design. It is also a natural part of good design. For example, two methods in a class might call the same operation, the common operation being another method defined in that same class. This common operation might not be used elsewhere, so there is little point in making it visible or accessible to everything.

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