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The Theory of Classification, Part 4: Object Types and Subtyping

By: Anthony J.H. Simons

Abstract

The “Theory of Classification” explains the behavior of languages such as Smalltalk, C++, Eiffel and Java in a consistent framework, modeling features such as classes, inheritance, polymorphism, message passing, method combination and templates or generic parameters. This installment focuses on sub-typing.

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Anthony J.H. Simons, “The Theory of Classification, Part 4: Object Types and Subtyping”, Journal of Object Technology, Volume 1, no. 5 (November 2002), pp. 27-35, doi:10.5381/jot.2002.1.5.c2.

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