Initializing Constant Static Array In Header File


Question

I have just found out that the following is not valid.

//Header File
class test
{
    const static char array[] = { '1', '2', '3' };
};

Where is the best place to initialize this?

1
36
11/27/2017 10:25:00 PM

The best place would be in a source file

// Header file
class test
{
    const static char array[];
};

// Source file
const char test::array[] = {'1','2','3'};

You can initialize integer types in the class declaration like you tried to do; all other types have to be initialized outside the class declaration, and only once.

49
9/29/2016 1:15:15 PM

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