Jon Babcock wrote:

> Should the explanation read, "Output the parameters sequentially." or
> "Output the arguments sequentially."  Or does it matter?

Some apparently common usage from the Oracle at Google:

http://www.cygnus.com/misc/wp/dec96pub/over.html

When  an  overloaded function name is used in a call, which overloaded
function declaration is being referenced is  determined  by  comparing
the  types  of the arguments at the point of use with the types of the
parameters in the overloaded declarations  that  are  visible  at  the
point of use.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/welcome/dsmsdn/deep07062000.htm

When evaluating the relative closeness of a candidate overload, your
compiler converts the caller's argument and return types to the
candidate's parameter and return types.

Conrad Schneiker
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