Why won't my template code compile? I have the implementation and definition in separate source and header files.
When the compiler sees a template being used, it must know the implementation of the template in order to create a template instance. When you have the template definitions "#included" in your module, the compiler sees nothing of the template implementations and cannot create the template instances.
The only solution at this time is to either #include the implementation file (CPP) into your code before your code makes use of the templates, or keep the implementation inside the header file.
The C++ standard defines the keyword "export" that solves this problem, but this keyword is not supported at the time of this FAQ (current version is C++ Builder 4), nor are there any major C++ compilers that support this keyword.
Last Modified: 18-JAN-00