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14.7 Common Misunderstandings with GNU C++

C++ is a complex language and an evolving one, and its standard definition (the ISO C++ standard) was only recently completed. As a result, your C++ compiler may occasionally surprise you, even when its behavior is correct. This section discusses some areas that frequently give rise to questions of this sort.

Static Definitions:    Static member declarations are not definitions
Name lookup:    Name lookup, templates, and accessing members of base classes
Temporaries:    Temporaries may vanish before you expect
Copy Assignment:    Copy Assignment operators copy virtual bases twice