semantics question

This is a discussion on semantics question within the C++ Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; hi there I'm looking for a bit of semantics help. I know what I want to do, but don't know ...

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    semantics question

    hi there

    I'm looking for a bit of semantics help. I know what I want to do, but don't know what its called so I can't really learn how to do it :P

    I have four classes:

    Snake
    PlayerSnake
    AISnake
    Food

    PlayerSnake and AISnake are derived classes of Snake. The food class needs to be able to access some of the attributes of PlayerSnake and AISnake (the coordinates of there first nodes).

    Is there a way to have a class access another attributes without inheritance? if so what's this called?

    will a simple 'get_x' and 'get_y' work? if so, what would go into those functions?

    thanks for the help, I'm still quite new to coding

    cheers

    ES

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    How about a Snake method called 'snake::eats(position)', which returns true if the snake is able to eat at the indicated position?
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