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DERIVED

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The DERIVED attribute of a PROCEDURE prototype specifies that the PROCEDURE on whose prototype it is placed is a VIRTUAL procedure. It can be used by itself or in addition to the VIRTUAL attribute on the prototype.

Use DERIVED to force a compile error when non-matching prototypes between a DERIVED virtual method and its PARENT are found. This prevents function overloading when a VIRTUAL method is the intention.

Example:

ClassA CLASS

Method1 PROCEDURE(LONG, <;LONG>),VIRTUAL

      END

ClassB CLASS(ClassA)

Method1 PROCEDURE(LONG,<;LONG>),DERIVED

      END

ClassC CLASS(ClassA)

Method1 PROCEDURE(LONG,<;LONG>),VIRTUAL,DERIVED

      END

ClassD CLASS(ClassA)

Method1 PROCEDURE(STRING),DERIVED  !Will produce compiler error:

      END                         !must match parent prototype

See Also:

CLASS

VIRTUAL

derived_prevent_function_overloading_.htm.txt · Last modified: 2021/04/15 15:57 (external edit)