From: Kevlin Henney (kevlin_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-12-02 09:02:03
In message <5Wln5EASGMK6EwHY_at_[hidden]>, Kevlin Henney
>In message <20001201193344.3e206c74.gregod_at_[hidden]>, Douglas Gregor
>>My preference would be function_ptr if the callbacks have
>>reference semantics, or function_obj if they have cloning semantics ("functor"
>>would be my first choice for cloning semantics because it is concise, but it
>>appears that it is no longer a usable term).
>How about function_adapter?
A possible naming convention has been staring me in the face for ages,
and I'm disappointed I didn't see it before: any_function. This follows
any and other any_* classes that I have to resolve the template/virtual
issue, eg any_iterator.
This seems to accurately describe its role, reads well in an arg list,
sidesteps the issue of callbacks/events/etc, and has clearer value-based
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