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From: Joel de Guzman (joel_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-10-11 18:46:54

Joel de Guzman <joel_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Paul Mensonides <pmenso57_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>>> [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Brian McNamara
>>> typedef result_of< op_plus(int, double) >::type result;
>>> would truly work. (Names like op_plus are just used as tags
>>> which stand for the corresponding C++ operators.)
>> Just for fun:
>> You can use a template to handle all operators:
>> template<int> struct op { };
>> typedef result_of< op<'+'>(int, double) >::type result;
>> The longest operator in C++ is 4 characters %:%: (i.e. token-pasting to
>> the preprocessor). Otherwise, core language (non-keyword) operators max
>> out at three characters (e.g. >>=), so you should be able to fit all of
>> them in an integer literal that has at least 4 bytes.
>> Of course, this doesn't work that great for postfix operators because
>> there is no semantic difference, unless you fake it just like
>> overloading it:
>> op<'++'>(Type)
>> op<'++'>(Type, int)
> Cool idea, Paul! I like it!

Of course, it's just "for fun" :-)

Joel de Guzman

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