On Tue, May 06, 2008 at 08:20:40PM +0200, TSa wrote:
> HaloO,
> John M. Dlugosz wrote:
>> In C++, which must be resolved at compile time, the overloading resolution 
>> mechanism demands that =every= parameter be at least as good of a match, 
>> and one strictly better match.  So the implementation never guesses if 
>> worse-left/better-right is a better fit than better-left/worse-right.  
>> However, you are assured that everything is brought to your attention at 
>> program build time, before run time, so complaining is not as serious as a 
>> run-time error where you might prefer DWIM.
> Perl 6 is the same, just at runtime with actual types of actual objects.
> That's it.

Indeed, Perl 6 threw out Manhattan distance a couple years ago.  Do we
have to spec everything that Perl 6 ever was but isn't now?  :)


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