[fpc-devel] Unicode and UTF8String

Marco van de Voort marcov at stack.nl
Tue Dec 2 09:06:41 CET 2008

In our previous episode, Micha Nelissen said:
> > There are an immense amount of similar examples possible (and if you add 
> > operator overloading in the mix, it increases exponentially), and you'd 
> > get a huge amount of "can't decide which overloaded function to call" 
> > errors even if the compiler were hacked to take the use of the function 
> > results into account.
> Let the programmer define a scoring function (to be called by the 
> compiler when it has multiple options) that takes two functions and 
> decides which combination is most efficient or whatever ;-).

Yes, that is how script languages solve it. However in anything designed for
larger programs, this is less usefull, since only one error can result in
endless debugging.

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