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The many faces of inheritance: a taxonomy of taxonomy

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1 Author(s)
Meyer, B. ; Interactive Software Eng., Goleta, CA, USA

One of the most important considerations in constructing object-oriented software is the methodology of inheritance: how to use this mechanism well. The paper presents a taxonomy comprising twelve kinds of inheritance usage grouped into three broad categories: model inheritance; software inheritance; and variation inheritance

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Computer  (Volume:29 ,  Issue: 5 )