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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-11-11 09:25:46

Caleb Epstein <caleb.epstein_at_[hidden]> writes:

> On Wed, 10 Nov 2004 20:52:24 -0500, David Abrahams
> <dave_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> "George van den Driessche" <grebe_at_[hidden]> writes:
>> >> I'm stumped by how to store this information in any sort of container
>> >> though, since the properties are of different types. Any thoughts, or
>> >> is this madness?
>> >
>> > The properties are of different types, but the type information for
>> > properties will always be of the same type :) So you can generate a
>> > property set for your class, that includes the dictionary that maps
>> > names to property_type_info structures. Each property_type_info
>> > would be automatically generated from the static type of the
>> > property.
>> >
>> > The thing that's bugging me is that all the reflection mechanism is
>> > covered by Boost.Python because it relies on the same principles. I
>> > *think* the boost-langbinding list seems to know this, since you
>> > also need the reflection capabilities in order to support languages
>> > that aren't Python. But that list doesn't seem to have much traffic
>> > so I haven't much to go on.
>> We did some work on that project recently and presented it at the
>> Boost workshop at OOPSLA. See
> Is the Boost.Langbinding code available anywhere? This looks like
> precisely what I have been trying to do, but of course about a million
> times better written, documented, and full-featured than I could ever
> hope to do myself :-).

There's some very incomplete work in the "langbinding" branch of
boost/langbinding and libs/langbinding in the main CVS. We have
_lots_ of work left to do.

Dave Abrahams
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