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Enforcing a Static Interface in C++

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2 Feb 2023MIT10 min read 12K   10  
Ways to enforce an interface contract on static methods, similar to what you would expect from static virtual methods if they'd exist in C++
In C++, you can have abstract base classes that are similar to interfaces in dotNET. Only it is not possible to declare static methods that way. This makes it impossible to enforce a class having static methods with a specific parameters list. Using standard C++ behavior, there are some ways we can work around that.

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I am a former professional software developer (now a system admin) with an interest in everything that is about making hardware work. In the course of my work, I have programmed device drivers and services on Windows and linux.

I have written firmware for embedded devices in C and assembly language, and have designed and implemented real-time applications for testing of satellite payload equipment.

Generally, finding out how to interface hardware with software is my hobby and job.

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