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Classes & Structure

Discussion in 'Software Development' started by handshakeit, Jan 23, 2006.

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  1. handshakeit

    handshakeit Thread Starter

    Oct 4, 2005
    hi friends...
    comment on it.
    All opreations of classes can be performed on structure using Turbo c++ complier. Well tell me d difference.
  2. jiml8

    jiml8 Guest

    Jul 2, 2005
    A structure is an organized set of data. A class is an organized set that includes both data and functions (methods).
  3. RGregory


    Jul 27, 2005
    You can have methods in structures also (though I don't know why anybody would want to). The main difference between structures and classes is that:

    1. Items in structures are PUBLIC by default.
    2. Items in classes are PRIVATE by default.

    Still, I would agree with the previous user, that classes are used in the programming community to contain both member variables and methods, whereas structures are used to only hold data variables.
  4. AGCurry


    Jun 15, 2005
    As a plain-old-C programmer, I've been coding pointers to functions in structures for years.

    The class is just an implementation of the structure with another layer of abstraction.
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