Chapter 14. Templates
Behind that outside pattern the dim shapes get clearer every day.
It is always the same shape, only very numerous.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Every man of genius sees the world at a different angle from his fellows.
...our special individuality, as distinguished from our generic humanity.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr
In this chapter you will learn:
To use function templates to conveniently create a group of related (overloaded) functions.
To distinguish between function templates and function-template specializations.
To use class templates to create a group of related types.
To distinguish between class templates and class-template specializations.
To overload function templates.
To understand the relationships among templates, friends, inheritance and static members.
14.2 Function Templates
14.3 Overloading Function Templates
14.4 Class Templates
14.5 Nontype Parameters and Default Types for Class Templates
14.6 Notes on Templates and Inheritance
14.7 Notes on Templates and Friends
14.8 Notes on Templates and static Members
Answers to Self-Review Exercises