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The Theory of Classification, Part 10: Method Combination and Super-Reference

By: Anthony J.H. Simons

Abstract

Classification is the hierarchical relationship between classes, whereby one class is judged to be a subclass of another, according to type rules governing subclassing . Inheritance, on the other hand, is a short-hand mechanism for defining a new class in relation to an existing class, specifying what is new or different, and otherwise inheriting all existing features. This presents an interesting formal challenge.

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Anthony J.H. Simons, “The Theory of Classification, Part 10: Method Combination and Super-Reference”, Journal of Object Technology, Volume 3, no. 1 (January 2004), pp. 43-53, doi:10.5381/jot.2004.3.1.c4.

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