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

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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";
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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