Getting rid of multiple function headers?

Posted on 2004-10-06
Last Modified: 2010-04-01
There has to be a better way to do what I want to do.

I am currently doing this:

-In my Flow.h file I have this -
      virtual int  SocketReceive(HardwareType1Startup* pHardware1StartupObj);
      virtual int  SocketReceive(HardwareType2Startup* pHardware2StartupObj);
      virtual int  SocketReceive(HardwareType3Startup* pHardware3StartupObj);

-So now in my Flow.cpp file I have this-
int CFlow::SocketReceive(HardwareType1Startup* pHardware1StartupObj)
int CFlow::SocketReceive(HardwareType2Startup* pHardware2StartupObj)
int CFlow::SocketReceive(HardwareType3Startup* pHardware3StartupObj)

Is there a better way to combine the function headers so that I don't have 3 different ones depending on what build I am using?
Question by:mcravenufo

Expert Comment

ID: 12244426
Well, if you have access to the source code for HardwareTypeXStartup, you can create a common base class for all of them and manipulate each Startup object with a pointer to this base class. Or you can also use template to achieve similar effect.
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Accepted Solution

rstaveley earned 125 total points
ID: 12245931
Define three classes derived from CFlow:


Implement SocketReceive in the derived classes.

Only link the derived class that you need in your build.

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