Deconstructing Inheritance

Deconstructing Inheritance

Another article I wrote appears in Overload: Deconstructing Inheritance.

The article tries to perform a critique of Inheritance as it is present in mainstream OOP. We look from multiple points of views on the Inheritance relationship, and we show that, at a closer inspection, it doesn’t reach up to the promises it makes. The article touches the simple problem of the Rectangle and Square, it discusses the parallel with the is-a relationship, and it shows how the Liskov Substitution Principle runs against inheritance.

To find our more, I encourage the reader to check the Overload 156 issue to find the article:

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Lucian Radu Teodorescu holds a PhD in programming languages, and is a Software Architect at Garmin International. He likes challenges; and understanding the essence of things (if there is one) constitutes the biggest challenge of all.

Cluj-Napoca, Romania