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    If I want to use a method with the same name as a standard function (stat), how can I disambiguate this inside the class definition, eg:

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    if (stat(fpath,&(cur.st)) == EACCES) {

    This is a normal stat call, but within a class method definition it appears to be a call to the method of the same name. I tried "std::stat" but that don't work...
    C programming resources:
    GNU C Function and Macro Index -- glibc reference manual
    The C Book -- nice online learner guide
    Current ISO draft standard
    CCAN -- new CPAN like open source library repository
    3 (different) GNU debugger tutorials: #1 -- #2 -- #3
    cpwiki -- our wiki on sourceforge

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    stat is not part of the standard library, so you probably should use ::stat, i.e., qualify it as being from the global namespace.
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    Thanks!
    C programming resources:
    GNU C Function and Macro Index -- glibc reference manual
    The C Book -- nice online learner guide
    Current ISO draft standard
    CCAN -- new CPAN like open source library repository
    3 (different) GNU debugger tutorials: #1 -- #2 -- #3
    cpwiki -- our wiki on sourceforge

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