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Irene Polikoff wrote:
> Well, this seem to go back to the question of whether "husband" should
> be treated as a class - a subclass of males or as a relationship (object
I'd say forget about classes and make your objects big bags of properties
(attributes and relationships). The main advantages of classes for
object-oriented programming -- code reuse and type-safe polymorphism --
don't even apply to simple information representation, so why pay the costs
of a class structure if you don't receive any benefits?
There exists an entity A.
A is human.
A is male.
A is married to B.
A is a biological parent of C.
That's not so hard, is it?
All the best,