C++ inheritance

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    C++ inheritance

    lets say i have base class a
    and class b is inheriting class a.

    in class a we have a function called convert().in convert we create a object of type b.

    Is this correct?

    It compiles and runs in dev C++..but wanted to know from programming point of view..correct or wrong

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    Probably wrong, since base classes typically should know nothing about their derived classes, but it may also be the case that you are using b as if it has no inheritance relationship with a. What is convert() supposed to do?
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