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From: "Lark" <rlark DOT at DOT mbhs DOT dot DOT edu AT delorie DOT com>
Newsgroups: comp.os.msdos.djgpp
Subject: Re: Pointers to functions.
Date: Sun, 7 Mar 1999 15:27:14 -0800
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>>What is the purpose(point, if you will) of having a pointer to a function?


> so that a 'C' variable can indicate a 'variable' sort of function
> i.e. a different actual function to be used in different contexts.


Doesn't function overloading accomplish the same thing?  For example -
int add(int, int);
float add(float, float);
char * add(char *, char *);

all add different object types.  How is this different from what you were
saying?


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