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dependency vs association

william kane
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Joined: Nov 21, 2000
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I am still not clear abt the difference between dependency and association.I have read that dependency is used to model a realtionship where changes to one party effect the other.If thats the case can "student uses the library" be modeled as a student---->library ??? in a college information application.Or will can it be modelled as an association?
That leads me to another question "is this distinction between dependency and association of any value?" in my analysis.

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Donald R. Cossitt
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Joined: Jan 31, 2003
Posts: 401
Check this out. Also this response by Paul Wheaton and others over at Beginners.

It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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