ConstantClass Functional Organization - Expected Use 

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As an aid to understanding the ConstantClass, it is useful to organize the its methods into two large categories according to their expected use--the primary interface and the virtual methods. This organization reflects what we believe is typical use of the ConstantClass methods.

Non-Virtual Methods

The Non-Virtual Methods, which you are likely to call fairly routinely from your program, can be further divided into three categories:

Housekeeping (one-time) Use:

 

Init

initialize the ConstantClass object

 

AddItem

set constant datatype and target variable

 

Set

set the constant data to process

 

Kill

shut down the ConstantClass object

Mainstream Use:

 

Next

copy one or all constant items to targets

Occasional Use:

 

Reset

reset the object to beginning of the constant data

Virtual Methods

The ConstantClass has no virtual methods.