Advice needed on BIC

Aaron J. Seigo aseigo at
Tue Dec 14 19:20:48 GMT 2010

On Tuesday, December 14, 2010, John Layt wrote:
> Now, I've introduced some private functions in the 4.5. and 4.6 that may

that's the problem right there, really: never, ever introduce private 
functions in public libraries. that's what we have dptrs for: add them to the 
private class and access them there from the public class' implementation.

> "[You can] remove private non-virtual functions if they are not called by
> any inline functions (and have never been)."

nobody should be using private functions, so it becomes a moot point. at least 
that's been how we've been dealing with that issue up until now: apps that 
violated private member encapsulation deserve to break. ;)

Aaron J. Seigo
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