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Re: Can I OVERLOAD the assignment operator? Please???

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John Peacock
May 22, 2003 14:25
Re: Can I OVERLOAD the assignment operator? Please???
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Dan Sugalski wrote:
> You already can overload the assignment operator. That's what tie is.
> Overloading as it stands now works on the value, while tying works on 
> the variable. (a contents vs container thing) Overload is a value thing, 
> tying a container thing. Assignment is an operation on the variable 
> rather than the value, so it should live in the world of tying, not 
> overloading.

But I need both overloading (to automatically handle the comparison operators) 
_and_ tie (to prevent the overloaded magic from being lost through simple 
assignment).  Can I do both?  My initial tests show that I can use tie to manage 
set/get, but then I lose the overloading.


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