February 17, 2012
http://d.puremagic.com/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=7534

           Summary: Allow attribute-overloading of an overridden method
           Product: D
           Version: D2
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: P2
         Component: DMD
        AssignedTo: nobody@puremagic.com
        ReportedBy: timon.gehr@gmx.ch


--- Comment #0 from timon.gehr@gmx.ch 2012-02-17 11:34:45 PST ---
Also see: http://d.puremagic.com/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=3757

class C{
    void foo(){}
}
class D : C{
    override void foo(){}
    void foo()const{}
}

Currently this is illegal. Both child class methods are assumed to override the parent class method:

Error: D.foo multiple overrides of same function

Only the first child class method should override the parent class method and the second child class method would introduce an additional overload on const.

Similar observations apply to shared/immutable/inout functions.

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yebblies <yebblies@gmail.com> changed:

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--- Comment #1 from yebblies <yebblies@gmail.com> 2012-02-18 20:36:00 EST ---
I assume this is what Walter meant when he said contravariance causes problem with overloading.

Are you sure it's a good idea to have the first overload selected?  This would mean removing it would make the second overload the overrider.  While it will be different once omitting 'override' is an error, override does not change semantics in any other case, it just confirms and enforces what the compiler determines anyway.

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--- Comment #2 from timon.gehr@gmx.ch 2012-02-18 03:26:40 PST ---
The idea is that code like this would be allowed too:

class C{
    void foo(){}
}

class D : C {
    alias C.foo foo;  // inherit from super class
    void foo()const{} // additional overload
}

I agree that implementing this requires making omission of override an error.

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--- Comment #3 from timon.gehr@gmx.ch 2012-02-18 03:33:58 PST ---
NVM, that would break code like the following:

class C{
    void foo(){writeln(1);}
    void foo()immutable{writeln(2);}
}

class D : C {
    alias C.foo foo;
    void foo()const{writeln(3);} // currently overrides 2
}

I don't know if it is worth the effort.

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--- Comment #4 from yebblies <yebblies@gmail.com> 2012-02-18 23:02:42 EST ---
Heh, that last example should either override both or be an ambiguity error.

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--- Comment #5 from deadalnix <deadalnix@gmail.com> 2012-02-24 04:32:05 PST ---
As I explained somewhere in the news group, the current behavior is inconsistent.

We have to choose is const is a characteristic of the method or of its arguments.

If it is a characteristic of its argument (the hidden argument this), then const and non const method are 2 different methods, and shouldn't override each other.

If this is a characteristic of the method, then we shouldn't be able to define both const and non const version of the same method, just like we cannot define both pure and impure version of a same function.

This problem is closely related to the return type const qualifier one, both are symptoms of the same misconception in D spec.

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--- Comment #6 from Kenji Hara <k.hara.pg@gmail.com> 2012-03-03 07:01:05 PST ---
I think this is almost same as issue 3757, and I think additional overload in derived class is useful and should work.

Example:

// after fixing object const correctness (bug 1824)
class Object {
    bool opEquals(const Object o);
    //...
}
class C {
    alias super.opEquals opEquals;

    // additional overload for mutable object equality
    override bool opEquals(Object o) {
        // special processing, e.g. caching
        return super.opEquals(o);
    }
}

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--- Comment #7 from Kenji Hara <k.hara.pg@gmail.com> 2012-03-03 07:06:37 PST ---
https://github.com/D-Programming-Language/dmd/pull/779

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--- Comment #8 from Kenji Hara <k.hara.pg@gmail.com> 2012-03-03 07:12:16 PST ---
(In reply to comment #6)
> I think this is almost same as issue 3757

Sorry, the original issue is bug 3282, and bug 3757 depended on it.

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--- Comment #9 from github-bugzilla@puremagic.com 2012-03-19 23:10:42 PDT ---
Commit pushed to master at https://github.com/D-Programming-Language/dmd

https://github.com/D-Programming-Language/dmd/commit/12885a6cc408bfca83a89b99030697a187860781 Merge pull request #779 from 9rnsr/fix7534

Issue 7534 - Allow attribute-overloading of an overridden method

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