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J. B. Browning, B. SutherlandC++20 Recipeshttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-5713-5_5

5. Classes

J. Burton Browning1  and Bruce Sutherland2
(1)
Bolivia, NC, USA
(2)
Carnegie, VIC, Australia
 

Classes are the language feature that sets C++ apart from the C programming language. The addition of classes to C++ allows it to be used for programs designed using the object-oriented programming (OOP) paradigm. OOP quickly became the main software engineering practice used worldwide to build complex applications. You can find class support in most leading languages today, including Java, C#, and Objective-C.

Recipe 5-1. Defining a Class

Problem

Your program design calls for objects, and you need to be able to define ...

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