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Old 02-11-2005, 08:55 PM   #1
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Makeing my code look cleanner for others

[in c++ using g++ compiler]

I have a class with 2 enums (actually more but for example to simplify things)
	a	=aa,
	b	=bb

	aa	=2,
	bb	=3
Now the second enum I want to be private because its not userfriendly. The problem is the second enum must be first for it to compile. Is there a way I can just keep all the public stuff in one section(beginning) and the rest afterwards.

Currently it looks alitle like a mess because of the enums.

Thanks in advance!
Old 02-15-2005, 08:57 PM   #2
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Well, as far as I know, you can't do it with G++ (MSVC maybe). What would need to be done is some sort of a forward declaration of your private enum, but forward declaring enums doesn't comply to ansi c++, and therefore doesn't work with G++. (plus, I don't know how an anonymous enum could be forward declared anyway).

You can have multiple public: and private: sections in a class. What I would do is something like this:

class myClass
      enum{aa=2, bb=3};

      enum{a=aa, b=bb};
      // public interface

      // the rest of the private functions & variables
In my opinion, that's very readable.

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