Thread: returning pointer to a struct defined inside a class

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    returning pointer to a struct defined inside a class

    I have a problem with doing this

    Code:
    .h file
    
    class c1{
    
      private:
    
         struct node{
                   int value;
          };
    
      struct node *getvalue();
    
      public:
    
           ...
    
    };
    Code:
    .cpp file
    
    struct node* c1::getvalue(){ ...}
    it doesnt let me do this.. can someone please explain me why?

    thanks in advance

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    Since node is a nested class of c1, it should be:
    Code:
    c1::node* c1::getvalue(){ ...}
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    Quote Originally Posted by laserlight View Post
    Since node is a nested class of c1, it should be:
    Code:
    c1::node* c1::getvalue(){ ...}
    thanks a lot

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