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

J├╝rgen Hestermann juergen.hestermann at gmx.de
Sat Jul 30 17:05:50 CEST 2011


 > > Say for instance you are working on Galois fields and you have to 
do arithmetic on the elements like this:
 > > g1 + g2 / g3
 > > If you don't have operator overloading, you have to do it with 
functions, like this:
 > > gf_add(g1, gf_div(g2, g3))
 > > This is not very readable, I'm sure you will agree.
 > No, I don't agree at all. The procedure call clearly shows me that a 
complex calculation
 > is done instead of an (atomic) add and division command on numbers.


And there is another advantage of using procedures/functions instead of 
overloading operators:
You can search for the procedure to look what it actualy does.
How do you find the code that overloaded an operator?




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