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Learning Processing, 2nd Edition by Daniel Shiffman

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8

Objects

No object is so beautiful that, under certain conditions, it will not look ugly.

—Oscar Wilde

In this chapter:

 Data and functionality, together at last

 What is an object?

 What is a class?

 Writing your own classes

 Creating your own objects

 Processing tabs

8-1 I’m down with OOP

Before I begin discussing the details of how object-oriented programming (OOP) works in Processing, let’s embark on a short conceptual discussion of “objects” themselves. It’s important to understand that I am not introducing any new programming fundamentals. Objects use everything you have already learned: variables, conditional statements, loops, functions, and so on. What is entirely new, however, is a way of thinking, a way of structuring and organizing everything ...

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