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On 10/15/98 10:01 AM, Samuel Mize wrote:

>I assume we would want that to be upwardly compatible, so the
>"override" keyword might be optional, but cause a compilation
>failure if the subprogram does not override a dispatching
>subprogram.
>
>As for why it wasn't included in Ada95 to begin with, I suspect it
>wasn't thought up in time, since other OO languages don't have
>this feature either.

Object Pascal had it in the early 80's.

Bob Collins  <mailto:[log in to unmask]>  <http://ratbert.cs.wm.edu>

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