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Overlaying Editor for Object Oriented Code

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000011983D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Mar-28
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Mar-28

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

With Object Oriented code that involves inheritance, it is sometimes very hard to look at a class and know exactly what piece of code is going to get executed. Is it in the current class, or one of the super classes? Things get more complex when code is overridden. Extra complexity is added when, in languages such as Java, field elements can be hidden rather being overridden. An idea for a new format of editor is suggested below.