Functions that should be static
fgouget at free.fr
Sat Dec 20 18:45:42 CST 2008
On Sat, 20 Dec 2008, Christian Costa wrote:
> If you have a class A (with methods implemented in file 1) that inherits from
> another class B (methods in file B).
> The class A may overrides some methods of B which may become unused if B is
> never instanciated and B methods not reused.
> They will be tracked by your script then.
> We could make these functions static or worst remove then but from object
> programming pov is not good.
I don't see any reason not to make the methods of B static, whether
class A exists or not. Note that 'static' does not prevent a function
from being called from another object file if you give a pointer to them
to that other file (as you do with the virtual table).
Also the compiler will not complain that these functions are unused
because they are indeed used: you take their address.
Francois Gouget <fgouget at free.fr> http://fgouget.free.fr/
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