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Dalibor Toth
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Joined: Jul 16, 2001
Posts: 38
Dear Sir, Madam,
just in case anybody is familliar with the terms such as polymorphism, late-binding, interface, class, etc. i would like to ask to post it. Please, don't include links to some explanatory pages, because they are all confusing. What I'm looking for is survey of this terms, explaind in 2-3 sentences (including simple examples).
Best regards!
Ilja Preuss

Joined: Jul 11, 2001
Posts: 14112
If you find all those "explanatory pages" to be confusing, how can you expect us to post explanations which wouldn't confuse you?

The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts. Think only on those things that are in line with your principles and can bear the light of day. The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you do is who you become. Your integrity is your destiny - it is the light that guides your way. - Heraclitus
Dirk Schreckmann

Joined: Dec 10, 2001
Posts: 7023
For a decent and easy introduction to inheritance, polymorphism and interfaces, take a look at chapters 50-54 of Bradley Kjell's Introduction to Computer Science using Java.
Otherwise, short definitions of many such terms can be found at

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