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What is a class? (was:java)

bren das
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what is class?
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  • Class is the basic building block of an object oriented system.
  • A class can have attributes and functions of its own.Thus it can act on messages and also maintain its state.
  • class is the definition of some object data type.


  • [ February 20, 2007: Message edited by: SampathKumar chinnadurai ]

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    Barry Gaunt
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    Perhaps reading what the Java Tutorial has to tell about classes and objects will help you.
    Bhavik patel
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    technicaly a class is an abstraction that all the object of that class
    must yos to get on heap...
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