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About Operator Overloading...

 
vijay Krishnan
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hi all,

why doesn't java support operator overloading...?

i need the clear idea about this please anyone
explain this in detail...


Thank you

regards,
Vijay
 
Jesper de Jong
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Here's some info:

Bug ID: 4905919 RFE: Operator overloading
Operator Overloading Considered Harmful
The Java Language Environment - Features Removed from C and C++

The bottom line is that the people who invented Java thought that operator overloading makes code too complicated and isn't really necessary.

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It's not quite true that Java doesn't support operator overloading; the "+" operator is overloaded so it acts as addition most of the time, but in the case of Strings represents concatenation.

You can use | for "logical OR" with two boolean expressions and for "bitwise OR" with two integer numbers, similarly with & and ^, but you might not call that overloading.
 
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That's right, some operators are overloaded such as "+" for strings, but these are special cases - the compiler handles them specially.

Java does not have user-defined operator overloading; you cannot overload operators yourself.
 
vijay Krishnan
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yeah i know that eventhough i need some clarifications about this that is why i posting this question.

thank you guys for explaing this concept to me.
thank you so much.
 
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