Warning And Error Message Help

warning: ISO C++ says that these are ambiguous, even though the worst conversion for the first is better than the worst conversion for the second:

This is a form of overload ambguity. It occurs because a candidate function is only better than another candidate function if NONE of it’s parameters are a worst match than the parameters of the other, and at least one conversion is better.

This warning can also be an error!

error: undefined reference to typeinfo for [classname]

This can come about if you have run-time info disabled via the -fno-rtti GCC compiler option.

This can also come about from forgetting to declare non-pure virtual functions, as the following snippet from GCC suggests.

If the class declares any non-inline, non-pure virtual functions, the first one is chosen as the “key method” for the class, and the vtable is only emitted in the translation unit where the key method is defined.


Posted: January 21st, 2014 at 5:33 pm
Last Updated on: June 11th, 2017 at 12:29 pm