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From: John Maddock (John_Maddock_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-10-11 06:25:45


>So I could make one version of my adapter class that includes modulus
>operations, and one that doesn't. But I want the end user to see only one
>adapter class, which would secretly inherit(?) from one of the specialized
>adapter classes (based on the numeric-limit compile-time constant). How
>would I do it, or do I have to settle for a single adapter class without
>modulus operations?

What about the "curiously recursive template trick"?

template <class T>
class myclass : public myclass_base<myclass<T>,
std::numeric_limits<T>::is_integer >
        /* details*/

The base class would declare the relavent operators as friends, only if the
second parameter is true (ie partial specialisation), see operators.hpp for

- John.

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