Navigability

Before we begin implementing our design in C++, we introduce an additional UML notation. The class diagram in Fig. 23.2 further refines the relationships among classes in the ATM system by adding navigability arrows to the association lines. Navigability arrows (represented as arrows with stick arrowheads in the class diagram) indicate in which direction an association can be traversed and are based on the collaborations modeled in communication and sequence diagrams (see Section 22.8). When implementing a system designed using the UML, you use navigability arrows to help determine which objects need references or pointers to other objects. For example, the navigability arrow pointing from class ATM to class BankDatabase indicates ...

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