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Stupid class problem

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Hi there! I'm having a little problem bothering quite some time ;-) Look at this: class ClassA { public: ClassB myB; }; class ClassB { public: ClassA myA; }; This code won't work because ClassB isn't defined when ClassA gets compiled... is there a way to ceate somekind of "prototypes" for classes? Thank's a lot!

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Assuming this is C++, you can't recursively store variables by value like that; it would require infinite size for each of the classes. You can store pointers, and if you use pointers you can create forward declarations for the classes. ex:

class ClassB;

class ClassA {
public:
ClassB * myB;
};

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class ClassB;
class ClassA
{
public:
ClassB *myB;
};

class ClassB
{
public:
ClassA myA;
};

You will have to use pointers, but it will work like this.

Tom

EDIT: D'oh :)

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Quote:
Original post by dimebolt
You will have to use pointers, but it will work like this.


Or, as a better option, smart pointers.

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