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Now, one thing I'm gagging on (and this may just be unfamiliarity with the process) is should every object have a pointer to the Board? I mean, should the Point know who its Board is, so to speak?

Yes. A Point needs to know who its Board is so that it can delegate certain questions/actions to its Board.

Having a contained object delegate questions about "location" and "neighbors" to its container is a frequent pattern in OO-land. It usually leads to smaller (and more flexible) class definitions for the contained objects.

Try approaching the problem by way of the question "Which is a more appropriate place to implement this behavior: Board, or Cell?"


In reply to (dws)Re: OO vs. global variables... by dws
in thread OO vs. global variables... by dragonchild

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