Operator overloading -- lets collect some use cases

Jarrett Billingsley jarrett.billingsley at gmail.com
Sun Dec 28 13:20:05 PST 2008

On Sun, Dec 28, 2008 at 4:17 PM, Jarrett Billingsley
<jarrett.billingsley at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 28, 2008 at 11:50 AM, Don <nospam at nospam.com> wrote:
>> So, please post any use cases which you consider convincing.
> Virtually all I use it for is making containers.  I do almost no
> numerical programming.  I would probably not miss much if all I could
> overload were opIndex[Assign], opSlice[Assign], opCat[Assign], and
> opApply.

I also want to add that even these could be improved.  How many times
have I wanted this:

dest[lo1 .. hi1] = src[lo2 .. hi2];

to be a single operation?  You can't do it.  You're forced to create a
stupid temporary in the opSlice of src, and then copy out of that into
dest's opSliceAssign.

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