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Posted - Mar 18 2015 :  09:53:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
There is room for improvement to how VAX handles methods that are overloaded for many argument types (ToString, operator<<, ToJson or similarly overloaded methods for all POD types and user structs).

The 'Find Symbol' dialog box does not search in argument types. Perhaps secondary search words could search also in the argument names and types and display results with lower ranking than matches in the method name. For example searching for 'ToString double' gives no result in our workspace with 30+ ToString() methods.

The 'Goto Implementation' and 'Goto Declaration' could be more intelligent in considering the argument types of the definition under the cursor. Perhaps the best matching declarations or implementations could be displayed at the top of the pop-up menu.

Footnote: 'Find symbol' does not find any results for 'operator<<' despite 50+ definitions in our workspace.

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Posted - Mar 18 2015 :  10:35:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Filtering the Find Symbol dialog on the function parameters makes sense, and this is something we are considering doing. Keeping the system overload under control is the trick, so a separate syntax for this makes sense:


We are looking to improve how alt-g handles overloaded functions:


Default parameters complicate matters, so this is not as simple as it first sounds.

For operator<< can you try the filter "<<" instead of "operator<<", this should help.

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Posted - Sep 17 2016 :  2:47:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
case=53078 is implemented in build 2112.
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