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Language: C++
Expertise: Intermediate
Apr 7, 2008



Application Security Testing: An Integral Part of DevOps

Pure Virtual Functions Declared as Private in C++ Classes

The following code may seem strange at first sight:

class Base
   virtual void f() = 0;
How can a pure virtual function be private? Will the derived class be able to override it? Actually, it's possible for pure virtual functions to have any access modifier: private, protected, or public. Moreover, you can also change their access levels when they're overridden in a derived class:

class Derived : public Base
   void f()
      std::cout << "Overloaded public f() in Derived class\n";
Alexander Ocher
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