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From: Anthony Williams (anthony.williamsNOSPAM_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-11-22 04:05:18

David Abrahams writes:
> Do we have any precedent for ways to find out what the arity and
> argument types of an arbitrary function object is (I'm not talking
> about function pointers, here, but "functors")?

Given that a functor might support more than one argument set, the only way I
can think of is to say "do you support this argument set?" rather than "what
argument set do you accept?"; in which case you can use the mechanism
implemented in boost.lambda, and in my function composition library, to deduce
the return type --- have a member template that takes a typelist representing the
arguments you wish to pass, and returns the corresponding return type where
that argument set is valid, or something else (such as invalid_argument_set)
where it isn't (assuming you want to do something else in the case where it
isn't, rather than just abort compilation)

Does this give you what you want?


Anthony Williams
Senior Software Engineer, Beran Instruments Ltd.
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