Wed, 14 Oct 1998 12:56:59 -0500
Tucker Taft wrote:
> 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...
function new Financial_Aid ...
I know this would be a more drastic change than a pragma but it makes it
absolutely clear in the subprogram declaration that this is intended to override
an inherited function.