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C++ Tricks of the Trade: Friend Functions


Friend classes in C++ give us access to non-member functions or other classes. In this article Kais shows us exactly how and why we should use friend classes and functions.

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By: Kais Dukes
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June 21, 2002
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
  1. · C++ Tricks of the Trade: Friend Functions
  2. · Friendly Friends
  3. · Commutative Operators
  4. · Friend Classes
  5. · Conclusion

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This new "C++ Tricks of the Trade" series of articles will show you how to write efficient yet maintainable C++ code, as well as explaining how to avoid common programming pitfalls.

In this introductory article, Kais discusses how to use friend functions to enhance a class interface.
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