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Sloan KellyPython, PyGame, and Raspberry Pi Game Developmenthttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-4533-0_15

15. Inheritance, Composition, and Aggregation

Sloan Kelly1 
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Niagara Falls, ON, Canada
 
When most people learn about object-oriented programming, they learn three things:
  • Objects have attributes (data) that contain the object’s state.

  • Methods that control access (change or view) the object’s state.

  • Objects can be extended using a technique called inheritance.

There are others, but those are the three main things that people remember about their first introduction to object-oriented programming.

Most people fixate on that last one: object extension by inheritance. That’s true in a lot of cases, but there are ways that objects can ...

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