Julia always uses the most specialized method. For a specific occasion, is there a way to force it to instead use the method that is one level more general? Or, more generally, any specific more general method?
For example, with the following definition,
julia> f(x) = x julia> f(x::Int) = 2*x
I’d still like to be able to do something like
f(Any(2)), and have
2 returned. In some cases, I am able to use type conversions to get to the more general method, but there is no concrete
Any type, so that doesn’t work generally.
The purpose of this is profiling: I’d like to profile a new more specialized method against the older, slightly more general method. Preferably without copying the code for the older general method to a new name.