Chapter 11. Operator Overloading; String and Array Objects

 

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OBJECTIVES

In this chapter you’ll learn:

  • What operator overloading is and how it can make programs more readable and programming more convenient.

  • To redefine (overload) operators to work with objects of user-defined classes.

  • The differences between overloading unary and binary operators. ...

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