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Paper: C++, Objected-Oriented Programming, and Astronomical Data Models
Volume: 6, Twenty Years of ADASS
Page: 657
Authors: Farris, A.
Abstract: The fundamental features of objected-oriented programming are discussed from a C++ programming language perspective. This discussion focuses on objects, classes and their relevance to the data type system; the principle of information hiding; and the use of inheritance to implement hierarchical relationships. The basic concepts of this approach are characterized in contrast to more traditional procedure-oriented approaches. Drawing on the object-oriented approach, features of a new database model to support astronomical data analysis are presented.
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