Create subclass but doesn't need 1 superclass property

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My superclass has property [a, b, c]
If I decide to inherite a subclass from it, but doesn't need the superclass property [C],
is there a easier way to achieve it?

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Steven Lord
Steven Lord on 30 Sep 2022
  • Ignore the fact that the superclass has the property by not using it in any of the subclass methods.
  • Split the superclass into two classes, one with properties A and B and one with property C. Modify existing subclasses to inherit from both and write your new subclass so it only inherits from the former.
  • Rethink your inheritance hierarchy: if all superclass objects must have property C and your subclass cannot have property C, your subclass would violate the Liskov substitution principle.

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