The command pattern

The command pattern adds a level of abstraction between actions that must be done and the object that invokes those actions, normally at a later time. In the command pattern, client code creates a Command object that can be executed at a later date. This object knows about a receiver object that manages its own internal state when the command is executed on it. The Command object implements a specific interface (typically, it has an execute or do_action method, and also keeps track of any arguments required to perform the action. Finally, one or more Invoker objects execute the command at the correct time.

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A common example of the command pattern is actions on a graphical window. Often, an action ...

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