10. Object-Oriented Programming
In This Chapter
In this chapter, we will briefly look at object-oriented programming, or OOP for short. OOP is a methodology for organizing programs that encourages careful design and code reuse. Most modern programming languages support it, and it is has proved to be a practical way to structure and create large programs.
Essentially, an object is a collection of data, and functions that operate on that data. We’ve already been using objects in Python; numbers, strings, lists, dictionaries, and functions are all examples of objects.
To create new kinds of objects, you must first create a class ...