Value Preservation and Polysemy

Walter Bright newshound1 at
Mon Dec 1 13:30:54 PST 2008

Fawzi Mohamed wrote:
> On 2008-12-01 21:16:58 +0100, Walter Bright <newshound1 at> 
> said:
>> Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
>>> I'm very excited about polysemy. It's entirely original to D,
>> I accused Andrei of making up the word 'polysemy', but it turns out it 
>> is a real word! <g>
> Is this the beginning of discriminating overloads also based on the 
> return values?

No. I think return type overloading looks good in trivial cases, but as 
things get more complex it gets inscrutable.

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