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Patent Title: Method and system for object oriented notification

Assignee: IBM
Patent Number: US6202098
Issue Date: 03-13-2001
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File Date:01-04-1995

Abstract: A method and system for invoking a subroutine from within an object and an object oriented system. The object oriented system is executing on a data processing system and includes a plurality of subroutines and classes. A subroutine may be called from within the object using an address for the subroutine. Callback arrays are employed within the object, wherein each callback array belongs to different class within the plurality of classes. Additionally, each object includes at least one slot identified by an integer. Each slot includes an address for one of the subroutines. A class identifier is accepted to identify one of the callback arrays within the object. An integer is employed to select a slot within the array identified by the class identifier. The address located within the selected slots of the identified array is employed to call a subroutine, wherein the complexity of managing callbacks are reduced.


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