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From: Matt Austern (austern_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-04-04 19:12:11

David Abrahams wrote:

> > I wrote a replacement for <functional> several years ago that worked
> > for function pointers as well, and allowed one to distinguish the
> > unadorned argument or return type (e.g., foo) from the full argument
> > or return type (e.g., foo &, foo const &, or foo). If there's any
> > interest, I can dig it up and post it to the list.
> Yes! I always been frustrated by having to remember the
> AdaptableUnaryFunction distinction, and where it was needed... but most of
> all by the fact that I knew it was unneccessary.

It's on my list for the library extension TR.

It seems to me that things like extracting the unadorned
argument are now unnecessary (that's what call_traits and
the like are for, no?), but a simple functor_traits class,
no more complicated than iterator_traits, would be

(Actually it has to be a little more complicated than
iterator_traits, because function pointers are compliated.
There's the nuisance that if you've got
  void f1();
  extern "C" void f2();,
then &f1 and &f2 are different types.


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