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Trick to generate compiler error if "wrong" function called

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In C++ does anybody know a trick to ensure that a function is never called though its definition does exist? The compiler would generate an error if this function is called.

I have a hierarchy of classes that contain a parallel template inner classes hierarchy. These inner classes have a virtual function func(). I have a problem overriding this function in the derived specialized inner class.

This might be a separate issue but for now I would just be interested to know if a technique exists to catch a call to a "wrong" function in the compile time.
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