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

Florian Klämpfl florian at freepascal.org
Sat Jul 30 23:07:32 CEST 2011

Am 30.07.2011 22:54, schrieb Flávio Etrusco:
>>> Repeating myself, if there isn't something like CodeTools (i.e. only
>>> with text search) is way more difficult to search for operator
>>> declarations.
>> Why? Searching for operator+ is no more difficult than for function add ?
> Blanks and linebreaks... Of course if one always use the same editor,
> that supports searching for linebreaks, and often use Regex in it,
> maybe they'll remember whether its Regex flavor uses \b or \s or \w
> for blanks :-/ Of course this is not major, just annoying, since
> you'll rarely need it.

But the same applies to functions as well?

nobody provents you to code like

add(...)  : ...;

Searching for add might not be feasible because the symbol could be used
a lot (I know about this because I'am a heavy "jump to symbol by
grep"-user :)

> But maybe if FPC forced the symbol to follow the keyword immediately... ;-)

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