Re: polymorphism with reference and pointer object

"Jim Langston" <>
Fri, 6 Apr 2007 02:37:07 -0700
"josh" <> wrote in message

Hi I noticed that when I make a function with a base class parameter
that is a reference
than at run-time the compiler calls a base class function also if I
have passed a derived object.

But if I make that function with a pointer to a base class and then I
pass the derived class
at run-time the compiler calls a derived class function thanks to
dynamic binding.

Now why this difference if a reference is like a pointer and it
contains also an address of????


How is hard to learn C++ ........................

Plese explain. The output of the following program for me is:

What is the output for you?

#include <iostream>
#include <string>

class Base
    virtual ~Base() {}
    virtual void Foo() { std::cout << "Base\n"; }

class Derived : public Base
    virtual void Foo() { std::cout << "Derived\n"; }


void Foo( Base* b )

void Bar( Base& b )

int main()

    Derived* dp = new Derived();
    Derived d;

    Foo( dp );
    Foo( &d );
// Bar( dp ); // Won't Compile
    // error C2664: 'Bar' : cannot convert parameter 1 from 'Derived *' to
'Base &'
    Bar( d );

    std::string wait;
    std::getline( std::cin, wait );

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