Private variables are a way to hide complexity and implementation details to the user of a class. This is a rather nice feature. But I do not understand why in c++ we need to put them in the header of ...
So I have including the files to my projects by simply : #include "myheader.hpp" and adding the headers into the solution explorer. But recently I have realized that I may omit the step of adding the ...
A C or C++ compiler looks for header files using a strict set of rules: relative to the directory of the including file (if "" was used), then along the specified and default include paths, fail if ...
I am working on a library which had several headers that are meant to only be used by the library itself. I also have a few classes and functions in headers that I do not want the client to use. For ...
In languages that distinguish between a "source" and "header" file (mainly C and C++), is it better to document functions in the header file: (pilfered from CCAN) /** * time_now - return the ...
I realize that the "header comment" format varies from programmer to programmer, but what would be an example of a "good" header comment?
In C, you cannot have the function definition/implementation inside the header file. However, in C++ you can have full method implementation inside the header file. Why is the behaviour different?
I've seen that there are several different paradigms in C++ concerning what goes into the header file and what to the cpp file. AFAIK, most people, especially those from a C background, do: foo.h ...