Re: Having an issue with virtual....

James Kanze <>
Fri, 14 Aug 2009 02:52:59 -0700 (PDT)
On Aug 13, 3:46 pm, Victor Bazarov <> wrote:

Alf P. Steinbach wrote:

* James Kanze:

.h is already used. Using it for C++ headers creates an
ambiguity. The application associated with .h files is a C
program editor (i.e. a program editor configured for C);
syntax highlighting, for example, won't recognize class as
a keyword, but will highlight it as a user symbol.

I have not experienced this problem.


Since I don't work in C, and the [integrated] editor I use
colors all keywords the same C++ way (even the language
extensions), I don't really care. Besides, if I ever needed
to code in C, why would I use a C++ keyword? Just because I
can? And how? As a variable name? <shrug>

Solution: Just tell your tool that .h is a C++ source (just
like .C or .cc) and everything's gonna be easier, I think.

How is that easier than using a different extension? C and C++
are different langauges---it only makes sense to use different
extensions for their headers.

James Kanze (GABI Software)
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