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IDL_Object::_overloadPlusPlus

IDL_Object::_overloadPlusPlus

The IDL_Object::_overloadPlusPlus procedure method defines the behavior of the increment (++) operator for instances of objects that inherit from the IDL_Object class.

Object classes that inherit from the IDL_Object class but that do not override this method will throw an error if you attempt to use the ++ operator.

Example


For an example of how to implement this method, see the BigInteger class in the file lib/datatypes/biginteger__define.pro in your IDL installation.

Syntax


In most cases, this method is called indirectly by specifying an object reference as an argument on either the left or right side of the ++ operator. When called explicitly, the syntax is:

Obj->[IDL_Object::]_overloadPlusPlus

Arguments


None

Keywords


None

Routine Signature


To overload the ++ operator for an object class, implement a method with the following signature:

PRO class::_overloadPlusPlus

Inside this method you should write code that defines the increment operator for your class.

Note: There are two different forms of the increment operator: pre-increment (++a) and post-increment (a++). See the IDL_Object::_overloadPostIncrementCopy method for details on how to handle the two forms.

Version History


8.4.1

Introduced

See Also


IDL_Object::_overloadMinusMinus, IDL_Object::_overloadPostIncrementCopy, Increment/Decrement operators



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