The meaning of a Larch/C++ specification module is a set of C++ code and header files that satisfy it. (This set may be empty if one cannot write a C++ module to satisfy the specification.) A C++ header (`.h') file, and an optional C++ code (`.C', `.cc', etc.) file, satisfy their specification if and only if the following conditions hold.
inlinefunctions.) Also the header file should not contain a definition of a global variable. (It should only contain a declaration of such.)
If a header file and an optional code file satisfies a specification S, then we say that they implement S, or for emphasis, that they correctly implement S.
The reason for using both a header and a code file (the latter only if needed) to implement each Larch/C++ specification is to promote reuse of C++ code. Thus each C++ implementation has a header file which can be included by other C++ program parts to obtain the declarations of interface. This makes it easier to get the C++ types correct. The Larch/C++ release has several examples of such code with implementations.
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