[fpc-pascal] same routine with different parameters?

Sven Barth pascaldragon at googlemail.com
Wed Oct 30 10:18:16 CET 2013

Am 29.10.2013 20:32, schrieb waldo kitty:
> On 10/29/2013 1:56 PM, Sven Barth wrote:
>> Am 29.10.2013 18:21 schrieb "waldo kitty" <wkitty42 at windstream.net>:
>>  > example:  procedure MyObject.MyRoutine;
>>  >           procedure MyObject.MyRoutine(VarA : SomeType);
>>  >           procedure MyObject.MyRoutine(VarA : string; VarB: integer);
>>  >
>>  > at one point, the first instance would be used... at another point 
>> one of the
>>  > other instances would be used with the only difference being the 
>> parameters that
>>  > are passed or not... i know that i would have individual instances 
>> with the
>>  > necessary header and code for each... i just don't know if there 
>> is anything
>>  > else special that needs to be done or if it can be done with an 
>> internal class
>>  > object routine..
>> The most important point to keep in mind us that the parameters need 
>> to be
>> different (the result type does not count though!).
> in this specific case, it will be one without any parameters (the 
> original in the 3rd party library) and one with parameters (my needed 
> modifications)...
That's valid :)
>> Note: In mode Delphi and a few other cases (e.g. cross unit overloads,
>> inheritance) you'll need to add the "overload" directive.
> ahhh... i believe that the library i'm using does use mode delphi all 
> over the place... do i add "overload;" to each of the 'duplicate' 
> routines?
>> For additional information please look at the language reference 
>> guide (can't
>> look up the link currently).
> i don't even know what to search for... although 'overload' may give 
> me a start...
It seems that overloading is only mentioned here: 


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