Chapter 12. Operator Overloading

Do you ever wish you could do things beyond what people were designed to do? Like flying. We all dream about it, but we can’t do it without several hundred pounds of jet fuel. Or what about bending steel with our bare hands? Does that sound like anyone you know? Then there’s breathing underwater, doing long division in your head, speaking a foreign language fluently without much study, and having a successful career as an author of popular computer books. Ah, one can dream.

It’s not that we want to do all of these things, but once in a while it would be nice to be slightly enhanced with the ability to do one or two of the things that are beyond our natural abilities. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work for humans very ...

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