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[C++] Template specialisation

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Hello! I've understood the principles of template specialization but I'm wondering how it is possible to specialize a function template that looks like this : template<class T> const char * getType() { return "unknown type"; } In this example, there is no occurrence of "T" in the function template declaration, so I'm somewhat confused about how I can specialize it. Could anyone give me an example?

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template<class T>
const char * getType() { return "unknown type"; }


template<>
const char * getType<float>() { return "float"; }

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@Sicrane
Thanks!

@Driv3MeFar
Well... it's a it long to explain. It's all about having a ResourceManager class that is used to load different kind of resources, without knowing about them and without them having a common base class.

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You should be aware that there are certain gotchas related to function template specialization; often it's better to use regular function overloading instead.

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