Re: inline virtual functions

 gpuchtel <>
Wed, 04 Jul 2007 04:24:09 -0700
On Jul 4, 4:38 am, James Kanze <> wrote:

The first is the virtual destructor of an "interface", e.g.:

    class Interface
        virtual ~Interface() {}
        // Only pure virtual functions...
    } ;

Since the destructor is the only function which has an
"implementation", it seems a shame to have to create a source
file just for it. (And of course, the destructor never will be
called virtually, since instances of the class can't exist.)

Actually, an instance of the 'Interface' class does exist, it's just
that it cannot be instantiated explicitly; however, the compiler will
create it. Furthermore, the destructor of the abstract (Interface)
class 'is' called, which is why an implementation was needed in first
place. For example:

class Interface {
   virtual ~Interface() = 0 {
      std::cout << "virtual ~Interface()" << std::endl;

class Concrete : public Interface {
   ~Concrete() {
      std::cout << "virtual ~Concrete()" << std::endl;

void SomeFunction()
   Concrete* concrete = new Concrete();
   delete concrete;

....renders the following output:

"virtual ~Concrete()"
"virtual ~Interface()"

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