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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-11-23 12:56:30

flodin_at_[hidden] (Mattias Flodin) writes:

> On Sat, Nov 23, 2002 at 10:57:17AM -0500, Eric Woodruff wrote:
>> It is ridiculous that I can't give access to an inaccessible class. You have
>> to have access to be able to give it? What is the justification for this?
> The reason for making things private is to say "this is an
> implementation detail and I don't want anyone else to depend on its
> existence." If A were later to remove its internal class, compilation of
> B would fail.
> The "correct" way of doing this I suppose is to make both classes friends
> of eachother. But best of all would be to not use friends at all.

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appropriate forum such as comp.std.c++.

                       David Abrahams
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