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Compiler Warning (level 3) C4280

Error Message

'operator –>' was self recursive through type 'type'

Your code incorrectly allows operator–> to call itself.

The following sample generates C4280:

// C4280.cpp
// compile with: /W3 /WX
struct A
   int z;
   A& operator ->();

void f(A y)
   int i = y->z; // C4280