Why private methods cant be virtual?

ShadoLight ettienne.gilbert at gmail.com
Wed Sep 23 08:30:34 UTC 2020

On Tuesday, 22 September 2020 at 11:39:31 UTC, Daniel Kozak wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 22, 2020 at 1:30 PM ShadoLight via 
> Digitalmars-d-learn < digitalmars-d-learn at puremagic.com> wrote:
>> This is not really "overriding", it is more akin to 
>> "overloading"
> No it is not  overloading, overloading is when you have more 
> methods with same name and differents params. It is overriding

Which is why I said it is "is more akin to "overloading"" i.e. 
what I meant is that the behaviour is kind-of "similar" to 
overloading in your example.  I did not mean it was classical 

The thing is that, if the base class method is non-virtual, 
calling it "overriding" is confusing and somewhat misleading - 
all the derived class does is hide (or "shadow" if you like) the 
base class method.

>> It is also not polymorphic
> I did not say otherwise :-)

Granted, but your example is confusing in the light that the OP 
specially asked about virtual and polymorphic behaviour.

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