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3.3. Overriding operators

Overriding refers to the object-oriented concept of having types that specify behavior and subtypes that override this behavior to make it more specific. When a language bases its operators on method calls and allows these methods to be overridden, the approach is called operator overriding.

It’s more conventional to use the term operator overloading, which means almost the same thing. The difference is that overloading suggests that you have multiple implementations of a method (and thus the associated operator) that differ only in their parameter types.


  

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