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What is object-oriented programming?

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1 Author(s)
Stroustrup, B. ; AT&T Bell Labs., Murray Hill, NJ, USA

The meaning of the term 'object oriented' is examined in the context of the general-purpose programming language C++. This choice is made partly to introduce C++ and partly because C++ is one of the few languages that supports data abstraction, object-oriented programming, and traditional programming techniques. The support of programming paradigms by languages is discussed and four paradigms are examined: procedural, data hiding, data abstraction, and object-oriented programming. The support of the latter two by C++ is discussed in some detail.<>

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Software, IEEE  (Volume:5 ,  Issue: 3 )