From: Paul Mensonides (pmenso57_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-04-17 18:12:43
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From: "David Abrahams" <david.abrahams_at_[hidden]>
Sent: Wednesday, April 17, 2002 3:14 PM
Subject: Re: [boost] Preprocessor Library - ATTN: David Abrahams
> > Specifically, please give me an example of what you want for the first
> > outputs *after* the preprocessor.
> Sorry, I don't understand what you mean here. Could you clarify?
I mean give me an example of what you want the preprocessor to generate for you.
I imagine that you want it to generate stuff that the template mechanism itself
cannot generate such as comma separated lists.
So, given that you are trying to use the BPPL :) give me some examples of what
you are trying to use it to produce. For instance, in the 'tutorial' for the
BPPL, it has this example:
#define IS_FUNCTION_TESTER(N, _)\
template<class R BOOST_PP_COMMA_IF(N) BOOST_PP_ENUM_PARAMS(N, class A)>\
yes_type is_function_tester(R (*)(BOOST_PP_ENUM_PARAMS(N, A)));
Obviously, this is producing something like:
template<class R, class A0, class A1>
yes_type is_function_tester(R (*)(A0, A1);
... with a variable number of A's from zero to MAX_IS_FUNCTION_TESTER_PARAMS
What I'd like is an example of what *you* want to produce (not how to produce
it) and I'll test the performance of my version of the library--then I'll talk
to Vesa Karvonen about it. In order to fully test my facility--which works for
everything I've needed so far--it has to be able to produce what others need.
Incidentally, I'm not proposing that the Preprocessor library be radically
altered, but some extensions should be there.
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