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From: Anthony Williams (anthony.williamsNOSPAM_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-11-22 03:59:51

Martin Bosticky writes:
> Does anybody know if it is possible to extract a class type from a
> pointer-to-member type/object?
> ie if i have
> template<class pointer_to_member_type>
> void foo(pointer_to_member_type AMember)
> {
> ... //? can i figure out here what the type is for the object to which the
> pointer-to-member pointer belongs?
> }

For data members, it's quite straight forward:

template<typename T>
struct get_pointer_to_member_details;

template<typename Class,typename Member>
struct get_pointer_to_member_details<Member Class::*>
    typedef Class class_type;
    typedef Member member_type;

then use it like so:

template<typename pointer_to_member_type>
void foo(pointer_to_member_type AMember)
    // extract class from pointer to member
    typedef typename get_pointer_to_member_details<
        pointer_to_member_type>::class_type class_type;

I can't remember OTOMH whether or not this will match
pointer-to-member-functions; I've a feeling that you'll have to partially
specialize get_pointer_to_member_details for each member function type you
want to match (number of args and cv-qualification)



Anthony Williams
Senior Software Engineer, Beran Instruments Ltd.
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