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Sender: "Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95)" <[log in to unmask]>
From: Tucker Taft <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Wed, 14 Oct 1998 13:32:03 -0400
Reply-To: Tucker Taft <[log in to unmask]>
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Ben Brosgol wrote:

> John Harbaugh wrote:
> >This illustrates a fundamental advantage of Ada:  It is difficult to
> >write correct programs that have typos.
> I agree in general, but there is one pitfall in the case of OOP (which by
> the way is not unique to Ada).  If you misspell the name of a subprogram
> intended to override an otherwise implicitly inherited operation, then you
> do not override it even  though you think you have.  ...

A pragma like "pragma Overrides(...)" would seem to be a good thing
to have here.  This should go on the "list" of useful pragmas for
vendors to agree on...