troubleshooting Question

Overloading <<

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See attached code snippet. When I try to use MC as cout<<object<<endl; I get a:

binary '<<' : no operator found which takes a right-hand operand of type 'MC'

Reasons and a nice fix would be appreciated. I can get around the problem by making the data protected and making the method a friend, but ideally I want the overloaded function as part of the class.

class MC{
	ostream& operator<<(ostream &aOs);
	int data;
ostream& MC::operator<<(ostream &aOs){
	return aOS;

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