From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-11-25 03:46:59
Daryle Walker wrote:
> [Apologies to the computer scientist who came up with that phrase
> (w.r.t. GOTOs)]
> I haven't looked at the serialization library that was just up for
> review, but some of the comments I saw on this list suggested that the
> archive classes use virtual operators for reading or writing the basic
> types. I have a book called _C++ FAQs_ (2nd ed.) that has a blurb about
> a virtual assignment operator. I think the concept is too funky because:
> 1. You have no choice about an operator's interface, even if that
> interface isn't the best for inheritance.
> 2. The dispatch interactions could introduce subtleties.
Is there virtual assignment operator anywhere in serialization lib?
> I have a better idea: use the "concrete function calls a virtual
> function" idiom. Maybe it could be like:
Ehh... did you arrive to this conclusion based on reading review
comments? I positively don't see any urgent need for this idiom,
this would only make Robert change names everywhere.
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