OOP, procedural programming, etc.

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    OOP, procedural programming, etc.

    Hi

    Please help me with queries below.

    1: I understand that OOP is not a language rather it's a tool to better organization of data. It is said before most languages were procedural - 'procedure': a series of steps followed in a regular definite order. I think without OOP functionality C++ is a procedural language; OOP adds further features of data handling etc. So, I would say languages, at least C++, is still procedural. Please correct me.

    2: "+" is a binary operation. Is a function also an operation rather a set of code which performs particular task?

    3: How would you simply define "polymorphism"? Perhaps analogizing it would be better.

    4: Does OOP give you better data security and data hiding? "security" and "hiding" in what way? One cay still access data. I mean you don't need password to access anything. Perhaps, it's just that you have to dig a little deeper to mess up things.

    Thank you for your time and help.

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    Jackson
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    Answered elsewhere for those who care about such things; for those who don't, sorry to spoil an answering opportunity.

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    Crosspost? jackson?
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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