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difference between class inheritance and composition

what is the different between class Inheritance and composistion ? and When would I choose the former over the later ?
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msmolyakCommented:
The following book has an entire chapter (very well written too) dedicated to this subject:

Java Design : Building Better Apps and Applets (Yourdon Press Computing Series), 1st Edition by Peter Coad, Mark Mayfield, Pete Coad

It gives you the rules on when to use inheritance and when to use composition instead.
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fontaineCommented:
In the November issue of the Javaworld on-line magazine, there is a 2500 words article
entitled...

"Inheritance versus composition: Which one should you choose? "

This is exacly what you need! Here is the URL:

http://www.javaworld.com/javaworld/jw-11-1998/jw-11-techniques.html
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