Properties are found in Delphi Pascal, Visual basic, C#, and a few other languages. The idea of a property is that it is a way to define a getter or a setter, but allow them to use the same syntax as if you had direct access to a data field. Here we are imagining that rank is a property, and notice that we use it as if it was simply a data field.

[audio] [real] Text to accompany slide29, in Chapter 4 of An Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming