Nugget: Context-sensitive keywords—Tony DaSilva

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Context Sensitive Keywords

by Tony DaSilva

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With the seriousness of keyword introduction in mind, one might wonder why the override and final keywords were added to C++11. Surely, they’re so common that millions of lines of C/C++ legacy code will get broken. D’oh!

But wait! To severely limit code-breakage, the override and final keywords are defined to be context sensitive...

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