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This is a more of a thought question.

Lets say I have a problem that could be solved by using either Inheritance or composition.
Which one is better and why?
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Thanks7872 25-Sep-13 3:50am    
http://www.cplusplus.com/forum/general/45494/
Raghuveer Kasyap 25-Sep-13 5:40am    
what is the problem plz.

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Usually if you have the choicie, then probably that composition is better as it will better separate what main and secondary object do.

Main object will not be polluted by functions that would otherwise be inherited but are of no use to external user of the main object.

Typically you want to use inheritance only for IS-A relationship or if you have to override virtual functions.
 
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CPallini 25-Sep-13 9:01am    
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Volynsky Alex 25-Sep-13 10:57am    
Nice

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