Re: "Polymorphic" in OSL manual


Larry Gritz <l...@...>
 

I believe you are correct. Polymorphism should refer to types, what I was talking about is really "overloading."

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On Feb 1, 2010, at 10:46 AM, Blair Zajac wrote:

Hey guys,

Reading through the OSL manual, on page 20 there's this paragraph:

"""Functions may be polymorphic. That is, multiple functions may be
defined to have the same name, as long as they have differently-typed
parameters, so that when the function is called the list of arguments
can disambiguate which version of the function is desired."""

In C++ terminology, do you mean overloaded? Polymorphic to me means
that the function takes a type parameter, or is a templated function.

Regards,
Blair

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