As we indicated at the beginning of the previous chapter, chapters 4 and 5 constitute a two chapter sequence. In chapter 4 we described the static, compile time aspects of classes and methods. In this chapter we will examine their dynamic features. This includes the syntax used for message passing, how message passing differs from procedure calls, the process of object creation and initialization, the access to the reciever from within a method, and memory management issues.

[audio] [real] Text to accompany slide01, in Chapter 5 of An Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming