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    Keyword Super

    Does anyone know the mingw keyword for super (referring to inheritance)?
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    pronounced 'fib' FillYourBrain's Avatar
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    super doesn't exist in C++ you just use the name of the base as in

    BaseClassName::Func();

    but then I may have misunderstood the question. It's been known to happen
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    Re: Keyword Super

    Originally posted by johnnie2
    Does anyone know the mingw keyword for super (referring to inheritance)?
    Isnt that Java?

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    I've never seen 'super' used in C++, Java, yes, but not C++.

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    super is not a keyword is C++, and I think you mean "Super Class", which means "Base Class", and neither super nor base are C++ keywords...
    none...

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    Re: Re: Keyword Super

    Originally posted by Fordy
    Isnt that Java?
    Yes it's Java...
    super is a keyword in Java, but not in C++.
    none...

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    Re: Re: Keyword Super

    Thanks to all for the disturbingly quick replies.

    Originally posted by Fordy
    Isnt that Java?
    Yes, I immediately remembered Java when I discovered I needed to jump up a class (not necessarily to the topmost base class) and set out to find the C++ counterpart. Interestingly enough, I found this in the C++ reference section, but I couldn't convince mingw to recognize the keyword, hence the question. I suppose a nonexistent keyword is a good reason. Does anyone know to what MSDN is referring here?
    Last edited by johnnie2; 01-28-2003 at 12:39 PM.
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    still... the C++ counterpart is to use the base class name. _super must be a VC++ thing
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    Alright, just for fun, is there a way to emulate super and jump up a class or must you explicitly name the upper class all the time?
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    how bout putting this in the class cpp file:

    #ifdef super
    #undef super
    #define super BaseClassName
    #endif

    I know it sucks so does the whole idea.
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