One class per file?

greg greg at
Fri Oct 3 09:43:52 CEST 2008

Bruno Desthuilliers wrote:

> OTHO, 'one class per file' is a standard idiom in Java and IIRC in C++ 
> (which both have namespaces one way or another)

In Java you don't get a choice, because the compiler
assumes a class can be found in the correspondingly
named file.

While C++ has namespaces, they don't have any defined
relationship to source files, so they don't help you
find which file something is defined in.


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