From:

"Daniel T." <daniel_t@earthlink.net>

Newsgroups:

comp.lang.c++

Date:

Sun, 20 May 2007 02:43:57 GMT

Message-ID:

<daniel_t-DAABF8.22435419052007@news.west.earthlink.net>

Lilith <lilith@dcccd.edu> wrote:

I have a class called Intersection which contains the following with

public access...

Intersection operator= (Intersection &i);

It's defined as...

Intersection Intersection::operator= (Intersection &i)

{

this->ID = i.ID;

this->x = i.x;

[snip]

this->se = i.se;

this->ss = i.ss;

this->sw = i.sw;

}

public access...

Intersection operator= (Intersection &i);

It's defined as...

Intersection Intersection::operator= (Intersection &i)

{

this->ID = i.ID;

this->x = i.x;

[snip]

this->se = i.se;

this->ss = i.ss;

this->sw = i.sw;

}

If all your op= does is assign each member to its corresponding member,

then remove the op= from your class and everything will work.

BTW, the canonical op= is "Type& operator=( const Type& );" and

sometimes you will see, "Type& operator=( Type );" or even "const Type&

operator=( const Type& );"

Your signature is rather non-standard.

Can anyone see where my error is?

Your error is that you are not showing the code that fails to compile.

Note that the code below compiles fine.

class Intersection

{

public:

Intersection operator=( Intersection& i );

};

Intersection Intersection::operator=( Intersection& i )

{

return *this;

}

void clearLandscape()

{

Intersection temp;

Intersection landscape[250];

for (int j=0; j < 250; j++) {

landscape[j] = temp;

}

}

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