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Inheritance in STL

Discussion in 'C++' started by iskhan, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. iskhan

    iskhan New Member

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    Why STL is not incorraging inheritance?
     
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    Any modern world software development process also suggest to avoid Inheritance as its very tightly coupled relationship.
     
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    Inheritance is one of the key element in OOP so what is the other way?
    If we use Inheritance in STL what kind of problems we face?
     
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    Inheritance has its own kind of problem and one of the famous and very basic is multiple inheritance.
     
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    I know if we use multiple inheritance it may be possible "Deadly Diamond of Death" formed.but I need to know why inheritance is avoid to use in Standard Template Library??If we use it what kind of problem we face??I sure you understand my question.
     
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    If you are inheriting from a class, it should (usually) have a virtual destructor. But for efficiency reasons STL containers don't define virtual destructors.

    So that's one reason. There may be others.
     

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