structure of a class is determined by the {class

variables} which represent the state of an object of that class and the behaviour is given by a set of methods associated with the class.

Classes are related in a class hierarchy. One class may be a specialisation (a "subclass") of another (one of its "superclasses") or it may be composed of other classes or it may use other classes in a client-server relationship. A class may be an abstract class or a concrete class.

See also signature.


2. See type class.


3. One of three types of Internet addresses distinguished by their most significant bits.


3. A language developed by the Andrew Project. It was one of the first attempts to add object-oriented features to C.

Last updated: 1995-05-01

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