Base Class Accessible Accessible As Type Via Derived Class

Le Chaud Lapin <>
Thu, 12 Jul 2012 21:30:25 -0700 (PDT)
Hi All,

I am trying to locate the specific documentation in TCPPPL 3rd Ed.
that says that a class is a scope, and applying the scope resolution
operator allows access to types from that scope.


template <class Element>
struct Base
     Element element;
} ;

struct Derived : public Base<int>
     Base b1; // <int> unnecessary
     Base b2; // <int> unnecessary
} ;

First, I can no longer find the page that says that specification
of <int> is unnecessary, as there is no ambiguity in type of Base.


struct Big
     int i;
} ;

struct Bigger : public Big
     int j;
} ;

int main ()
     Derived::Base<int>; // OK, <int> unnecessary
     Derived::Base; // OK, <int> unnecessary
     Derived::Base<float>; // error
     Derived::Base b3; // OK, Base is accessible via Derived

     Bigger::Big k; // OK, Big is accessible via Derived
     return 0;

We see that base classes are types that are usable external to the
scope of the derived class. Where in TCPPPL 3rd edition does
it say this?


-Le Chaud Lapin-

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