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Subject: Re: [boost] Boost.Multimethod proposal
From: Kim Barrett (kab.conundrums_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-08-23 00:40:38

At 11:58 PM -0400 8/22/09, Edward Diener wrote:
>This does not explain the practical purpose of multimethods. I know
>what virtual functions are, of course. What in multimethods improves
>on the polymorphic capabilities of virtual functions that make them
>a practical choice for use over normal polymorphism.

The previously referenced paper (
contains rationale discussion, including several well chosen examples where
multiple dispatch can be beneficial.

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