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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 20021122 07:22:57
Sylvain Pion <Sylvain.Pion_at_[hidden]> writes:
> On Thu, Nov 21, 2002 at 11:03:58AM 0500, David Abrahams wrote:
>> 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")?
>
> There's one in the CGAL library. There, the kernel functors look like :
>
> template <typename K>
> class Angle_2
> {
> typedef typename K::Point_2 Point_2;
> public:
> typedef Angle result_type;
> typedef Arity_tag< 3 > Arity;
>
> Angle
> operator()(const Point_2& p, const Point_2& q, const Point_2& r) const
> { return angle(p, q, r); }
> };
>
>
> So there is an "Arity" nested type in each functor. When there are several
> operators() with different arities, the Arity type is still provided
> (so that generic adapters can be used), but then it only acts as a default.
> You can change the arity, when the default is not what you want, with an
> adapter Set_arity<F, new_arity>.
>
> Access to the arity is supposed to be done with an Arity_traits<>, so that
> it can be made to work with std:: functors as well, e.g. :
>
> template < class T >
> struct Arity_traits< std::plus< T > > {
> typedef Arity_tag< 2 > Arity;
> };
And that's supposed to be spelled:
template < class T >
struct Arity_traits< std::plus< T > > {
typedef Arity_tag< 2 > type;
};
So that it can be used with MPL. But that's beside the point. Finding
the arity is just one small piece of the puzzle. I need the types of
all the arguments.
 David Abrahams dave_at_[hidden] * http://www.boostconsulting.com Boost support, enhancements, training, and commercial distribution
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