Introduction to OOP Chapter 14: Polymorphism and Software Reuse: next previous audio real text


In this chapter and the four that follow we will start to investigate polymorphism, as it is found in many forms in object-oriented languages.

In this chapter we will outline the four major types of polymorphism, then explore them in more detail in the later chapters.

The different mechanisms each have the same goal of encouraging software reuse, facilitating ease of understanding and speeding application development.

Intro OOP, Chapter 14, Slide 01