Re: multiple inheritance

Subject: Re: multiple inheritance
From: Dom Lachowicz (
Date: Thu Oct 11 2001 - 08:59:39 CDT

Quoting F J Franklin <>:

> I half-remember reading something in Stroustrup about classes and
> multiple
> inheritance. How portable is this? (Are there any rules against using
> multiple inheritance in AbiWord source?)

This is forbidden by the source guidelines, due to some compilers (notably
older G++ versions) not supporting it correctly.

I'm wondering what you're trying to do that might require multiple
inheritance. Not that I frown upon it (at least in the case of interfaces &
abstract classes - the java & C# answer)... Usually a "containment" model is a
good way to work around using multiple inheritance, if you feel that it's
absolutely necessary.


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