Private virtual functions to control access

C++ has access control, but not visibility control. This means that private functions are visible but not accessible. A private virtual function can be overridden by derived classes, but can only be called from within the base class. This is actually a useful construct when you want that effect.

[Contents] [Previous] [Next]
Click the icon to mail questions or corrections about this material to Taligent personnel.
Copyright©1995 Taligent,Inc. All rights reserved.

Generated with WebMaker