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From: Hurd, Matthew (hurdm_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-03-03 19:31:26

> On Behalf Of David Abrahams
> Subject: [boost] Re: [named_params] timing trivia and some comments
> >"Hurd, Matthew" <hurdm_at_[hidden]> writes:
> >> I guess my first thought is: "Whaa??? What does any of the above
> >> to do with a named parameters library?"
> >
> > Pretty much nothing. I just like the named_params style of
> > and wanted to adopt the approach.
> >
> > I want to build a mechanism where it is easy to build an interface
to a
> > function / functor than can have a policy that allows it to be a
> > function or something else such as a function in worker pool or a
> > function.
> >
> > My desire is to make it easy to represent a function and keep this
> > orthogonal to whether it remote, pooled or local via a policy.
> You're describing boost::function<...> now.

Nearly, yep. I just want the cool named and default parameters with
support for iteration / recursion over the parameters with a bit of

> > For some of the mechanisms I actually would like names for the
> > parameters to help fulfil a protocol requirement, thus the desire
> > introspection on the names and a look into your neat library.
> So put a named-param front end on a boost::function (?)

OK, I'll take your advice and have a look at doing this.

I'll also have a think about if I can find a way to generate the
alternative functions using a class generation approach instead of
macros later too.

Thanks Dave,


Matt Hurd

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