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Accidental multiple inheritance

The use of multiple inheritance to model what should have been modeled as a collection of transitive single-inheritance relationships.

Compositional mixins

The modeling of a class's properties through the containment of property classes.

DAG multiple inheritance

A multiple inheritance hierarchy whose representative graph contains a closure.

Delegation functions

Messages on a containing class whose sole purpose is to transfer the message down to a single contained object.


Classes whose behaviors are inherited from a number of property classes.

Multiple inheritance

The object-oriented relationship that allows a derived class to inherit from more than one base class.

Subtyping for combination

A use of multiple inheritance that allows a single derived class to combine the abstractions from two or more different domains into a single domain.

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