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Author Topic: Generalizing Overloading for C++ 2000  (Read 2143 times)

Eóin

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Generalizing Overloading for C++ 2000
« on: May 24, 2007, 07:44:40 AM »
The recent thread about Ruby and some aspects of it's coding style reminded me of this fascinating paper from Bjarne Stroustrup on generalizing the operator overloading functionally currently offered by C++.

http://www.research....~bs/whitespace98.pdf

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http://www.research.att.com/~bs/whitespace98.pdf :)
« Last Edit: May 24, 2007, 07:46:17 AM by Eóin »

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Re: Generalizing Overloading for C++ 2000
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2007, 09:26:57 AM »
 :P

if you're not a c++ pro you might not get that this is an april fools day joke.

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Re: Generalizing Overloading for C++ 2000
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2007, 12:36:52 PM »
Yeah it starts off very convincingly. I'd been told it was an April Fools before reading it, I wonder how long I would have been fooled for otherwise :-[

P.S. my smilie at the end holds the url to Bjarne's webpage which acknowledges the joke.