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9. What is a composition?

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What is a composition? (related to Object-oriented paradigm)
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Question by:Nusrat Nuriyev
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I hate to do that again, but yet I find myself linking to Wikipedia rathern than trying to cite them: 'http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Object_composition

The concept is to bundle functionality by bundling objects that handle certain tasks and provide a common interface to do that. To distinguish my explanation from thar article, let's choose a different vehicle, maybe a bike. So, bikes have pedals, handlebars, brakes, etc. - you could compose a bike like

class Bicycle {
  public Bike() {}

  void Accelerate() {
     pedals.PushHarder();
  }

  void SlowDown() {
    break.PullLever();
  }

 protected:

  Pedals pedals;
  Brake brake;
};

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So, all the functionality that make a bike up are broken down to components that your cloass controls and interacts with. Nice composition, isn't it? ;o)
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