# Inheritance

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last posted Dec. 22, 2013, 5:34 p.m.

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Inheritance is bad because Wheel and Tortilla should not both inherit from Circle.

– David Reid

One very common problem with class inheritance, of course, is that you don't get anything so clean as Tortilla and Wheel inheriting from Circle. Generally in a large, real-world project, you get Circle inheriting from both Tortilla and Wheel, because you already had a Tortilla and a Wheel at the time you discovered you needed a Circle, and it was so much easier to just do that for now.

So now all Circles have numberOfSpokes and also cornOrFlour attributes.