jscherman - 2 months ago 17

C++ Question

I'm trying to implement a *Set* based on a *Binary Tree Search*. So i'm building this set starting from a **root** (pointer to Node), where Node has a value, right and left child (both pointers to Node also). So this way i could set a new node on the right to the root node and so on. Take a look at the definitions:

`template <class T>`

class Set

{

public:

Set();

~Set();

void push(const T&);

bool belongs(const T&) const;

void remove(const T&);

const T& min() const;

const T& max() const;

unsigned int cardinal() const;

void show(std::ostream&) const;

friend ostream& operator<<(ostream& os, const Set<T> &c) {

c.show(os);

return os;

}

private:

struct Node

{

Node(const T& v);

T value;

Node* left;

Node* right;

};

Node* root_;

int cardinal_;

// This function is the one with errors.

Node & fatherOfNode(const Node & root, const T & key, const bool hook) const;

};

...

template <class T>

Node & Set<T>::fatherOfNode(const Node & root, const T & key, const bool hook) const {

// Some code

}

So i'm having this error:

`/home/jscherman/ClionProjects/algo2-t3-bts/set.hpp:247:1: error: ‘Node’ does not name a type`

Node & Set<T>::fatherOfNode(const Node & root, const T & key, const bool hook) const {

^

I've seen a lot of posts related with this error, but most of them were because they were implementing a function before the definition. As you can see, the implementation of

Any idea about what is going on?

Answer

`Node`

is an internal class in `Set`

, so outside of this class you need to resolve this with:

```
Set<T>::Node
```

So your function definition will need to be:

```
template <class T>
typename Set<T>::Node & Set<T>::fatherOfNode(const Set<T>::Node & root, const T & key, const bool hook) const {
```