operator =

Lasse <lars.dahlback@gmail.com>
Thu, 23 Dec 2010 05:58:08 CST
I use VS2008 and get:

error C2679: binary '=' : no operator found which takes a right-hand
operand of type 'int' (or there is no acceptable conversion)

when compiling code below:

class MyBase {
   int a;
   MyBase& operator = (int b) { a=b; return *this; }
   MyBase& operator << (int b) { a=b; return *this; }

class MyClass : public MyBase {
// MyClass& operator = (int b) { *((MyBase*)this)=b; return *this; }

void func()
   MyBase X;
   X = 1;
   X << 1;

   MyClass Y;
   Y = 1; // Error
   Y << 1;

This is just a stripped example, but my real "problem" is the same.
Why does "operator <<" work in both cases but not "operator =" ?
If I uncomment the line in MyClass everything runs fine.
My idea was to have a base class with a bunch of nice functions and
operators in ONE place
without having to declare the same thing in the inherited class.

What am I missing?

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