Re: friend typename
Is the following snippet legal syntax?
// friend class T; <----- illegal per [18.104.22.168/2] (thank you
friend typename T; // compiles on msvc 2005, fails on g++ variants
(cygwin 3.3.3 and redhat 3.2.3)
friend typename T; is not standard but some compilers have been
extended to allow it.
The workaround can be to derive T from A<T> and have the members of
A<T> that you want T to access as protected. The downside of that, of
course, is that your T is exposed to the implementation details of
A<T>, it being a template. T might access A<T> in its implementation
only. (Probably does). But you can always "pImpl" this anyway so the T
that derives from A<T> is a pImpl class (not really important if it
doesn't encapsulate, as you don't really have to encapsulate
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