From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-02-19 10:33:37
"Peter Dimov" <pdimov_at_[hidden]> writes:
> David Abrahams wrote:
>> "Peter Dimov" <pdimov_at_[hidden]> writes:
>>> It may be possible to use optional<T&> (is it supported?) or
>>> optional< reference_wrapper<T> > but this looks like an "obfuscated
>>> C++" entry to me compared to T*.
>> Good point.
>>> What's wrong with it? What does optional<T&> add?
>> Suppose you have a
>> variant<mpl::list<int&, std::string&> >
>> How do you check to see if it contains an int&?
> You don't. "int&" doesn't meet the variant requirements.
Too bad. Could be very useful, just like a tuple of references is
> Even if it did:
> variant< int, int& > v;
> How do you check to see if it contains an int&?
I don't know, maybe:
optional<exactly<int&> > w = v;
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