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Overloading Unary Operator - Exercise

Adding overloaded unary Operators in C++

Objective: Add postfix decrement and increment operators to the clock class that subtract a second and add a second, respectively.


The postfix operators ++ and -- can be overloaded distinctly from their prefix meanings. Postfix can be distinguished by defining the postfix overloaded function as having a single unused integer argument, as in

class T {
//postfix invoked as t.operator++(0);
clock operator++(int);
clock  operator--(int);

There will be no implied semantic relationship between the postfix and prefix forms.


Add postfix decrement and increment to class clock. Have them subtract a second and add a second, respectively.
Write these operators to use a default integer argument n that will be subtracted or added as an additional argument. For example:
clock c(60);
   c++;                 //adds a second
   c--;                 //subtracts a second
   c.operator++(5);     //adds 1 + 5 seconds
   c.operator--(5);     //subtracts 6 seconds

The code for the clock class is available in a file named clock.cpp, which can be found in the compressed course download file available on the Resources page.
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