From: David Abrahams (abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-07-23 19:48:19
----- Original Message -----
From: "Greg Colvin" <greg_at_[hidden]>
> > BTW, I attended a Generic Programming conference with C&E in '98
> > http://www.cs.rpi.edu/~musser/gp/dagstuhl/gpdag.html where they talked
> > generative programming. Most of it seemed to be a pile of buzzwords and
> > excitement with little to back it up, but they did present a complete
> > interpreter implemented at compile-time with C++ templates!
> Now that's cool. Got a link? Or do I have to get the book?
No link, but I think I have the file somewhere (maybe). It will have to wait
until probably a few weeks after I move house at the end of the month,
though. That computer is packed.
> > From: "Greg Colvin" <greg_at_[hidden]>
> > > From: David Abrahams <abrahams_at_[hidden]>
> > > > I totally support all of Howard's arguments below :)
> > >
> > > Me too. But what names to use? Howard's names for 'IF'
> > > don't make it so clear what the meaning of the parameters
> > > is. Maybe 'If' would do?
> > >
> > > Or if we are feeling very brave, how about something like
> > > #define If whatever<
> > > #define Then ,
> > > #define Else ,
> > > #define End >::type
> > > so that instead of the inscrutable
> > > typedef If<flag, type1, type2>::type my_type;
> > > we can write
> > > typedef
> > > If flag Then
> > > type1
> > > Else
> > > type2
> > > End
> > > my_type;
> > >
> > > And Howard thought he was getting punchy!
> No comment, eh?
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