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The C++ Workshop

By : Dale Green, Kurt Guntheroth, Shaun Ross Mitchell
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The C++ Workshop

By: Dale Green, Kurt Guntheroth, Shaun Ross Mitchell

Overview of this book

C++ is the backbone of many games, GUI-based applications, and operating systems. Learning C++ effectively is more than a matter of simply reading through theory, as the real challenge is understanding the fundamentals in depth and being able to use them in the real world. If you're looking to learn C++ programming efficiently, this Workshop is a comprehensive guide that covers all the core features of C++ and how to apply them. It will help you take the next big step toward writing efficient, reliable C++ programs. The C++ Workshop begins by explaining the basic structure of a C++ application, showing you how to write and run your first program to understand data types, operators, variables and the flow of control structures. You'll also see how to make smarter decisions when it comes to using storage space by declaring dynamic variables during program runtime. Moving ahead, you'll use object-oriented programming (OOP) techniques such as inheritance, polymorphism, and class hierarchies to make your code structure organized and efficient. Finally, you'll use the C++ standard library?s built-in functions and templates to speed up different programming tasks. By the end of this C++ book, you will have the knowledge and skills to confidently tackle your own ambitious projects and advance your career as a C++ developer.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)

Multiple Inheritance

In the previous example, we created a derived class that inherited from a single base class, but one of the many great features of C++ is that multiple inheritance is supported. This means that a single derived class can inherit variables and functionality from multiple base classes to create a more complex object. Everything we learned about single inheritance remains true, the only difference is that the inherited members would come from multiple sources.

The syntax to inherit from multiple classes is as follows:

class DerivedClassName : [access modifier] BaseClassName, [access modifier] AnotherBaseClassName

The following inheritance diagram shows how the directed class has two base classes from which it will inherit members:

Figure 10.4: Multiple inheritance diagram

C++ doesn't implement a hard limit on the number of classes that can be inherited from; it's implementation-specific, though the C++ standard...