Object-oriented programming has been adopted widely because of its capability to reuse code. Most application development software provides class libraries and extensive support for complex data structures, including linked lists.
Investigate one of these libraries, such as the Microsoft Foundation Class (www.microsoft.com) or the Java 2 Platform (http://www .java.com) application programming interface (API).
- What data structures are supported by the library?
- What types of data are recommended for use with each data structure object?
- Which classes contain which data structures, and what methods does the library provide?