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wrapper n. any object or set of objects that provides an object-oriented interface to nonobject-oriented software. [Firesmith, Rumbaugh]
Contrast with: EMBED.
Example: It is common to wrapper legacy relation databases.


-- From Firesmith, D, Eykholt, E (1995), Dictionary of Object Technology, Sigs Books, New York, NY, ISBN 0133738876.
A wrapper is "something that encapsulates some other functionality" -- Ed Rauh

"I consider a wrapper to be any interface that hides complexity, whether it's object-oriented or just a plain old procedural prg." -- David Stevenson

See also Decorator Pattern
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( Topic last updated: 1999.11.27 10:36:32 AM )