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Rule Inheritance
Author

Jason Harris
Organization: Wolfram Research, Inc.
Department: User Interface Group
Old MathSource #

0206-525
Revision date

1994-07-13
Description

InheritRules is a package that will create new rules for a child symbol from the prescribed rules of parent symbols. So the child inherits the rules of the parents.

This inheritance paradigm is similar to Object Oriented Programming but is more general. It does not rely on the instantiation and message passing nature of OOP.
Subjects

*Mathematica Technology > Kernel > Pattern Matching
*Mathematica Technology > Programming
Keywords

Inheritance, Rule, Hierarchy, Object Oriented Programming, Structures, Rule, RuleGeneration, RuleManipulation
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