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From: Fernando Cacciola (fcacciola_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-11-27 13:01:33

----- Original Message -----
From: Peter Dimov <pdimov_at_[hidden]>
To: <boost_at_[hidden]>
Sent: Tuesday, November 27, 2001 8:30 AM
Subject: Re: [boost] Submission: typelist

> Finally, I like the int2type<> and type2type<> names. They are
> obvious to me. I don't see a need to change them into *_identity.

I've tried to follow this discussion but it is going too fast for my little

But, at the risk of being totally off the track, I have a comment about
int2type<> and int<>.
Notice, however, that I couldn't really follow the discussion, so this might
be totally useless
and in that case just disregard it completely.

In my code for numeric_conversions_traits<>
(which I expect to submit for formal review before the end of this week),
I've come to the following:

On one hand, I have:

struct false_t { BOOST_STATIC_CONSTANT(bool, value = false ) ; } ;
struct true_t { BOOST_STATIC_CONSTANT(bool, value = true ) ; } ;

And then:

template<bool expr> struct bool2type { typedef true_t type ; } ;
template<> struct bool2type<false> { typedef false_t type ; } ;

Now, I can't use "bool2type<B>" itself because it is not a unique type, so,
in order
to use it in a "select_t" I MUST use it as in:

  select_t< typename bool2type<B>::type >

that is, with the extra "::type".

on the other hand, I also need to convert an 'int' into a type,
so I could have used:

template<int N> struct int2type { BOOST_STATIC_CONSTANT(int, value = N ) ; }

However, in this case I would use it as in:

  add_t< int2type<2>, int2type<3> >::type ;

that is, without "::type"; but I found that it is inconsistent w.r.t to the
bool2type<> case.

therefore, I ended up using:

template<int N> struct int_t { BOOST_STATIC_CONSTANT(int, value = N ) ; } ;
template<int N> struct int2type { typedef int_t<N> type ; } ;

which is used as in:

  add_t< int2type<2>::type, int2type<3>::type >::type ;

Is this any useful to the discussion?

Just my 2 cents.

Fernando Cacciola
Sierra s.r.l.

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