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Re: [vox-tech] overloading in C
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Re: [vox-tech] overloading in C

On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 10:58:48PM -0800, Bill Kendrick wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 10:10:31PM -0800, Brian Lavender wrote:
> > I guess in C, you can't overload a function?
> <snip>
> You could use "...", like prinf() and scanf() use. ;)

This seemed to do the trick.

> What I end up doing (and have seen other C-based APIs do) is
> something like this:
>   void oldfunction(type1 arg1)
>   { ...some code... }
> oops, I need two args!  Rewrite time!
>   void newfunction(type1 arg1, type2 arg2)
>   { ...some code... }
>   void oldfunction(type1 arg1)
>   {
>     newfunction(arg1, somedefault);
>   }
> So now, anything that used oldfunction() still works as-is
> (API didn't change), but if I need the additional arguments,
> I can call the newer function (which really started life as
> a rename of the old function, then had some code added to it).

Brian Lavender

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something they don't understand have greatly muddied the waters in the
last year or so."

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