What are OOP's Jargons and Complexities?

Christopher J. Bottaro cjbottaro at alumni.cs.utexas.edu
Fri Jun 3 23:59:20 CEST 2005


<posted & mailed>

Paul McGuire wrote:

> we just recently on
> this forum had someone ask about "polymorphism" when what they really
> meant was "overloaded method signatures."  (It is even more unfortunate
> that language features such as overloaded method signatures and
> operator overloading get equated with OOP

I've actually heard "overloaded method signatures" be referred to as ad-hoc
polymorphism.  Aren't there like 4 types of polymorphism:  inheritance,
ad-hoc, parameter templetization (sp?), and something else...can't
remember.

-- C




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