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# 7.2.5 Candidate user-defined operators

Visual Studio .NET 2003

Given a type `T` and an operation `operator` op`(A)`, where op is an overloadable operator and `A` is an argument list, the set of candidate user-defined operators provided by `T` for `operator` op`(A)` is determined as follows:

• For all `operator` op declarations in `T`, if at least one operator is applicable (Section 7.4.2.1) with respect to the argument list `A`, then the set of candidate operators consists of all applicable `operator` op declarations in `T`.
• Otherwise, if `T` is `object`, the set of candidate operators is empty.
• Otherwise, the set of candidate operators provided by `T` is the set of candidate operators provided by the direct base class of `T`.
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