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c++: accessing a class static variable

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I have a static variable in a class which I use as a counter - it's initialised to zero and incremented in the constructor. I need to check its value in main(), to see if any members of the class exist, but since it's private, I have getters and setters... but they're only accessible through objects of the class... right? Is the only solution to make the variable public?

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The same way you'd access any static from outside the class. You prepend MyClass:: to the name to indicate that you want the name from the class. Ex:

MyClass::get_counter();

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