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overloading the insertion (<<) operator, problem when using it,

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hiya,
  
<pre>
someclass& operator <<(char *string)
{
...
}

someclass *object = new someclass;
object << "hello"; // error

// now when i want to use that, it should be this way,

*object << "hello";
</pre>
  
but i wouldn''t like it to be that way, ie, *object << "..."; so is there any other way around this? thanks,

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If you overload a free-standing binary operator, then one of the arguments must be of user-defined type. If you code this:

  
someclass *object = new someclass;
object << "hello";


Then both operands are of pointer type, so it is not possible to overload.

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