[fpc-pascal] Re: operator overloading and counting references / creating / destoying anonymous instances

J├╝rgen Hestermann juergen.hestermann at gmx.de
Fri Jul 29 07:39:18 CEST 2011



Bernd schrieb:
 > Occasionally I hear other people mentioning operator overloading as a
 > must-have feature of any decent language but I wonder what real-world
 > problems they are actually solving with it.

I think operator overloading is a pain. As you said: What is the 
advantage? For me operators should be defined by the language only 
(Pascal) so that everybody who reads the code imediately knows what 
happens. Instead you now need additional information (that can be far 
away from the code lines you review). That makes code obscure and less 
clear. But now there is no way back. It's implemented. Pascal moves in C 
direction...




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