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From: Dave Abrahams (abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-02-01 09:07:35

on 2/1/00 2:17 AM, Aleksey Gurtovoy at alexy_at_[hidden] wrote:

> Opps.. I've misunderstood you - I thought you suggest
> 'boost::geometry2d::make_point' to be a substitute for both the constructor
> and for the conversion operator - in such the case it can be used like this:
> | typedef boost::geometry2d::point<long> point;
> | point p1;
> | POINT p2( make_point<POINT>( p1 ) ); // as a conversion operator
> | point p3( make_point<point>( p2 ) ); // as a constructor
> Does it make sense for you, Dave?

I guess so, but the 2nd usage will need qualification. Koenig lookup can't
help you there.

I just had a kooky idea. We could get Koenig lookup to work even on
broken-a**ed platforms like MSVC if we used operator overloading.

what if you wrote:

    point p3 = point() << p2;

This is a 'fill' operator. Is this usage just too darned idiomatic and


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