Chapter 7. Methods: A Deeper Look


E pluribus unum. (One composed of many.)


O! call back yesterday, bid time return.

 --William Shakespeare

Call me Ishmael.

 --Herman Melville

Answer me in one word.

 --William Shakespeare

There is a point at which methods devour themselves.

 --Frantz Fanon


In this chapter you’ll learn:

  • How static methods and variables are associated with classes rather than objects.
  • How the method call/return mechanism is supported by the method-call stack.
  • How to use random-number generation to implement game-playing applications.
  • How the visibility of declarations is limited to specific parts of applications.
  • How to create overloaded methods.
  • How to use optional and named parameters.
  • What recursive methods ...

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