What is the Utility of Parent Class Method Hiding in Inheritance?

Steven Schveighoffer schveiguy at gmail.com
Wed Jan 16 17:01:06 UTC 2019

On 1/14/19 2:30 PM, Neia Neutuladh wrote:
> On Mon, 14 Jan 2019 09:10:39 +0000, Vijay Nayar wrote:
>>       a.foo(1);  // issues runtime error (instead of calling
>> A.foo(int))
> Calling the function doesn't issue any sort of error. Overriding one
> overload without overloading or explicitly aliasing in the rest issues a
> compile-time error.
> If you got a runtime error instead, please create a bug report.
>> I ran into this the other day, where I had a function of the same name
>> in a child class, and found that all functions in the parent of the same
>> name now became hidden, unless I add an alias statement.
> If the functions from the parent class are hidden but your code compiles,
> please create a bug report.

Well, for sure, the documentation needs to be updated!

It was 2.068 that removed the HiddenFuncError, and made this a compile 
error instead. If your compiler is that or newer, definitely file a bug 


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