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Sams Teach Yourself C++ in One Hour a Day, Seventh Edition by Siddhartha Rao

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Lesson 10. Implementing Inheritance

Object-oriented programming is based on four important aspects: encapsulation, abstraction, inheritance, and polymorphism. Inheritance is a powerful way to reuse attributes and is a stepping stone towards polymorphism.

In this lesson, you find out about

• Inheritance in the context of programming

• The C++ syntax of inheritance

public, private, and protected inheritance

• Multiple inheritance

• Problems caused by hiding base class methods and slicing

Basics of Inheritance

What Tom Smith inherits from his forefathers is first and foremost his family name that makes him a Smith. In addition, he inherits certain values that his parents have taught him and a skill at sculpting wood that has been the Smith family ...

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