Chapter 07

Composition and Aggregation

In the previous chapter, we talked about encapsulation and information hiding. In this chapter, we continue with object orientation in C and we'll discuss the various relationships that can exist between two classes. Eventually, this will allow us to expand our object model and express the relations between objects as part of the upcoming chapters.

As part of this chapter, we discuss:

  • Types of relations that can exist between two objects and their corresponding classes: We will talk about to-have and to-be relationships, but our focus will be on to-have relations in this chapter.
  • Composition as our first to-have relation: An example will be given to demonstrate a real composition relationship between two ...

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