What are friend classes? What are advantages of using friend classes?- The friend function is a ‘non member function’ of a class. It can access non public members of the class. A friend function is external to the class definition.
- A friend function has the following advantages :
1. Provides additional functionality which is kept outside the class.
2. Provides functions that need data which is not normally used by the class.
3. Allows sharing private class information by a non member function.