Information Hiding and Abstraction


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Information Hiding and Abstraction

Information Hiding: Using an interface to make use of technology and to be able to control it, not necessarily understand it.

Abstraction: Representing a problem by removing unnecessary details.

Abstraction by generalisation:

  • Grouping items together due to shared characteristics.
  • Details are only examined when essential, the problem is progressively broken down into more detailed modules.

Abstraction by representation:

  • Details are removed until its possible to represent a problem in a possible to solve way
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