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:



initialize the ConstantClass object



set constant datatype and target variable



set the constant data to process



shut down the ConstantClass object

Mainstream Use:



copy one or all constant items to targets

Occasional Use:



reset the object to beginning of the constant data

Virtual Methods

The ConstantClass has no virtual methods.