Chapter 14. Object-Oriented Programming: Polymorphism


One Ring to rule the mall, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.

 --John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

The silence often of pure innocence Persuades when speaking fails.

 --William Shakespeare

General propositions do not decide concrete cases.

 --Oliver Wendell Holmes

A philosopher of imposing stature doesn’t think in a vacuum. Even his most abstract ideas are, to some extent, conditioned by what is or is not known in the time when he lives.

 --Alfred North Whitehead


In this chapter you’ll learn:

  • What polymorphism is, how it makes programming more convenient and how it makes systems more extensible and maintainable.

  • To declare and use virtual functions ...

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