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Programming in Objective-C, Fifth Edition by Stephen G. Kochan

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9. Polymorphism, Dynamic Typing, and Dynamic Binding

In this chapter, you learn about the features of the Objective-C language that make it such a powerful programming language and that distinguish it from some other object-oriented programming languages such as C++. This chapter describes three key concepts: polymorphism, dynamic typing, and dynamic binding. Polymorphism enables programs to be developed so that objects from different classes can define methods that share the same name. Dynamic typing defers the determination of the class that an object belongs to until the program is executing. Dynamic binding defers the determination of the actual method to invoke on an object until program execution time.

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