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Why is there no facility to overload static properties in PHP?

Intro PHP allows you to overload method calls and property accesses by declaring magic methods in classes. This enables code such as: class Foo { public function __get($name) { return 42; } } ...
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Should we rename overloaded methods?

Assume an interface containing these methods : Car find(long id); List<Car> find(String model); Is it better to rename them like this? Car findById(long id); List findByModel(String ...
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does one method overload an other, or are both methods “overloaded”

If i create this method public void foo() And then i create an overloaded version like this public void foo( string bar ) Do we say that the second functions overloads the first, or are both ...
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Why PHP doesn't support function overloading?

I am wondering if one of the key features of a programming language is to have the ability to overload functions via arguments. I think it is essential in-context of the Object oriented programming. ...
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Overload or Optional Parameters

When I have a function that might, or might not receive a certain parameter, is it better to overload the function, or to add optional args? If each one has it's ups and downs - when would I use ...
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How to prevent duplicate data access methods that retrieve similar data?

In almost every project I work on with a team, the same problem seems to creep in. Someone writes UI code that needs data and writes a data access method: AssetDto GetAssetById(int assetId) A week ...
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When is method overloading appropriate?

Suppose I am working on an existing, reasonably large system. I have an object, myObject of class MyClass (for the example's sake, suppose I'm working in Java). myObject is a composition containing a ...
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How to resolve methods with the same name and parameter types?

In many cases, I want to write methods that have the same functionality for different types of inputs. This is easily accomplished by method overloading if the parameter types are different. But ...
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Is function overloading in general considered Evil? [closed]

Recently I found about two new programming languages(Vala and google's GO) which don't support method or function overloading and intend on not supporting them in the future ever! The creators of ...
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Compiler design decision for dynamic method invocation

I asked about Compiler interpretation of overriding vs overloading on StackOverflow, and got good answers, but this led me to another question that I'm not sure is appropriate for SO, but I think is ...
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Javadoc for a static “overloaded” method

My problem is the following: I have an interface that requires its implementations to implement a static method, namely void load(). However, until Java 8, it seems we won't get static methods in ...
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Overloading Methods With Different Behavior - Style

I have a style question about overloading methods/constructors. I have a constructor which does something very simple, and then calls a method with some side effects. Sometimes however I don't want ...
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When should method overloads be refactored?

When should code that looks like: DoThing(string foo, string bar); DoThing(string foo, string bar, int baz, bool qux); ... DoThing(string foo, string bar, int baz, bool qux, string more, string ...