Re: How to use operator overloading?

"Thomas J. Gritzan" <>
Mon, 18 Jan 2010 17:52:13 +0100
Am 18.01.2010 12:32, schrieb io_x:

"io_x" <a@b.c.invalid> ha scritto nel messaggio

"osmium" <> ha scritto nel messaggio

what about this?

#include <iostream>
using namespace std;

class intc{
 int datum;

While it depends on class design and purpose, your member variables
should normally be private to ensure encapsulation.

 intc() {}
 intc(int a){datum=a;}

Make it explicit:

explicit intc(int a) { datum = a; }

You don't want your ints to be converted into intc instances by accident.

 void show() {cout << "intc datum: " << datum << endl;}
// intc operator+(intc rhs) {return datum+rhs.datum;}
 intc& operator+(intc& rhs);
 intc& operator-(intc& rhs);
 intc& operator*(intc& rhs);
 intc& operator/(intc& rhs);
 friend ostream& operator<<(ostream& ost, intc& b)
 {ost << b.datum << flush; return ost;}

Don't flush the stream after every output of a value. It negates the
effect of buffering and kills performance.


unsigned index=0;
intc v[16];

intc& intc::operator-(intc& rhs)
{unsigned u=index;
 ++index; if(index==16) index=0;
 return v[u];

[ same for operator+, *, / ]

What's wrong with the simple and standard approach?

intc operator+(intc const& rhs) const
   return intc(datum + rhs.datum);
intc operator-(intc const& rhs) const
   return intc(datum + rhs.datum);
/* [...] */

I expect return-by-value to be much faster in this case. It's easier to
understand and maintain than your code. And it is thread-safe.


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