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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-08-23 15:56:33

Stephen torri <storri_at_[hidden]> writes:

> On Mon, 2004-08-23 at 15:04, Jonathan Turkanis wrote:
>> > 1) Use virutal inheritance. I see the example and can understand
>> why
>> > its wrong I just do not understand how to fix it.
>> I believe in the example the fix is to use virtual inheritance in the
>> definitions of my_exc1 and my_exc2, so that later someone can derive
>> from both. Using virtual inheritance in the definition of your_exc3
>> doen't help. I see that this advice is not followed consistently
>> within boost (Robert Ramey's serialization library is the only case I
>> can find). But it's still good advice, I think.
> To do virtual inheritance I was under the belief that the base class had
> only pure virtual methods. Each subclass then implements the virtual
> methods. Is this what was intended or am I misunderstanding the term
> virtual inheritance?

It has nothing to do with virtual functions.

   struct my_exception : virtual std::exception
       // ...


Dave Abrahams
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