BC question about derived private classes

Thiago Macieira thiago at kde.org
Tue May 24 05:08:57 BST 2011

On Tuesday, 24 de May de 2011 13:46:59 John Layt wrote:
> I'm now marking a number of the base class virtual methods as deprecated,
> so  I'm getting lots of warnings on the derived classes where they simply
> pass the call to the base class, so I'm thinking of simply deleting these
> reimplememented methods from the private derived classes.  Would I be right
> in  thinking this will not affect BC or cause any problems?

Changing private classes in any way never breaks BC, even if they are returned 
in pointers after being cast to a a public, base class.

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