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Avdi Grimm

Hacker; code documentarian.


Decoration is best, except when it isn’t

I think by now we all know to prefer composition over inheritance. But in a language with a lot of options, what’s the best kind of composition to use? Composing an adventure Consider an adventure game, with objects representing player characters. class Character # … end A Character can be described: class Character # … […]

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