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implementation hiding vs abstraction

 
Kevin Peterson
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what is the difference between implementation hiding and abstraction?

Thanks, Kp
 
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Im sorry, but is this a school question? if so, then you ought to make an effort and try to answer the questions yourself. That's the only way you learn something.
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To the question:

According to the IEEE definitions

abstraction is a view of a problem that extracts the essential information relevant to a particular purpose and ignores the remainder of the information.

and information hiding is the technique of encapsulating software design decisions in modules in such a way that the module's interfaces reveal little as possible about the module's inner workings; thus each module is a 'black box' to the other modules in the system.

Did that help ?


/Svend Rost
[ March 06, 2005: Message edited by: Svend Rost ]
 
Kevin Peterson
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Ok, thanks that does make more sense.

-Kp
 
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