Part Objects and Their Location - Abstract

Ole Lehrmann Madsen
Computer Science Department, Aarhus University
Ny Munkegade, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark

Birger Møller-Pedersen
Norwegian Computing Center
P.O. Box 114, Blindern, N-0314 Oslo 3, Norway


The notion of location of part objects is introduced, yielding a reference to the containing object. Combined with locally defined objects and classes (block structure), singularly defined part objects, and references to part objects, it is a powerful language mechanism for defining objects with different aspects or roles. The use of part objects for inheritance of code is also explored.

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