Function values in computer programming languages having dynamic types and overloading

  • US 6,857,118 B2
  • Filed: 07/25/2001
  • Issued: 02/15/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/25/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method comprising:

  • at a first point in a program in a computer programming language having dynamic types and overloaded functions, constructing, using a function name, a function data structure;

    the function data structure comprising information leading to a set of functions visible at the first point;

    at a second point, applying the function data structure to an argument list, the applying comprising selecting a function using the function data structure and calling the selected function.

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