Final specifier in C++11

Except of override specifier, which helps with detecting not-really-overriding methods, C++11 introduces also another specifier helpful for working with inheritance: final specifier. This one can be included to function declaration or a class definition when you want to make sure that this method will not be overriden or the class will not be used as a base class.

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Private inheritance in C++

C++ standard supports three types of inheritance: public, protected and private. Usage of public inheritance is pretty common; but what about the other ones? This post will discuss private inheritance.

What’s the difference between private and public inheritance in C++? Unlike public inheritance, private inheritance is not an “is-a” relationship.

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