Can functions/methods be overloaded on mutability of parameters?


(Daryle Walker) #1

Can I make two overloads such that one can take an argument from a “let”-mode object or a regular function parameter and return an UnsafePointer and then have the other take a “var”-mode object or inout function parameter and return an UnsafeMutablePointer? I think this can be done in C++.

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Daryle Walker
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(David Sweeris) #2

Yeah, I think. Make the "var mode" version take an inout argument. You'll still be able to call the "let mode" version with a var, but you can't pass lets as an inout parameter.

- Dave Sweeris

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On Jun 2, 2017, at 22:29, Daryle Walker via swift-evolution <swift-evolution@swift.org> wrote:

Can I make two overloads such that one can take an argument from a “let”-mode object or a regular function parameter and return an UnsafePointer and then have the other take a “var”-mode object or inout function parameter and return an UnsafeMutablePointer? I think this can be done in C++.