Thread: Static members.....creating problem

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    Static members.....creating problem

    Following is the code I had written for a class list. It contains a static int Pos, which I wanted to initialise.

    class list  
    	struct node *head, *tail;
        static int Pos ;
    	void enqueue (const int&);
    	int deque () ;
    	int pop() ;
    	struct node* find(const int) const;
    int list::Pos = 0;
    However, upon compiling the program I get the following linker error
    Main.obj : error LNK2005: "private: static int list::Pos" (?Pos@list@@0HA) already defined in list.obj
    Debug/Static1.exe : fatal error LNK1169: one or more multiply defined symbols found
    Error executing link.exe.

    Where am I redifining the static int Pos ?

    Is this is the wrong way to initialise a static data member ?

    Please help.
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  2. #2
    pronounced 'fib' FillYourBrain's Avatar
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    Aug 2002
    put this line

    int list::Pos = 0;

    in list.cpp instead of list.h

    you will find that it magically is fixed. The reason is when you have a variable declared in a .h and include it in multiple .cpp files you get both cpp's trying to create the same variable name.
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