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private within this context, the mind of man is surely not this twisted ?

class a
int x;
int y;

class b : public a
void b::somemethod()

void b::somemethod()
y = 20; // <- compiler error, what? no, the mind of man is surely
not this twisted

I was expecting b to have everything a has and "somemethod "

Oct 11 '06
10 14862
Phlip wrote:
Kai-Uwe Bux wrote:.
>Make those members of the base class that should be visible to derived
classes protected instead of private. They will still be inaccessible
from classes outside the hierarchy.

Can a derived class use this?

using I_formerly_was_ protected;

If so, privacy is even less of an illusion of encapsulation.. .

Kai-Uwe Bux

Oct 11 '06 #11

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