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From: Russell Hind (rh_gmane_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-11-10 02:46:57

Edward Diener wrote:
> C++ Builder, as I am sure you know, actually uses reflection at run-time to
> create the correct values for properties and events handlers, without
> altering the source one sees for the user of the component. I actually feel
> this is cleaner. However both .NET and C++ Builder use run-time reflection
> of components and do not need component source in order to set up the
> correct values.

Do you need the source? Aren't the header files enough which you will
have for a C++ project?

All this would do is generate a temporary cpp files which creates a
global object which contains the reflection information which you can
then traverse at runtime. I don't see how this is so different from
what C++ Builder and .Net do. You don't require component source, only
header file. It doesn't insert source code in to your cpp files, but
creates temporary C++ files which get linked in to your project each
time you build.

Maybe I'm missing something here but I don't see the difference here.



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