From: Tobias Schwinger (tschwinger_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-04-15 11:18:34
Edward Diener wrote:
> Tobias Schwinger wrote:
>> Hi Community,
>> The Function Types library has just been updated to include an
>> implementation of closure functions as an example:
>> [ example (hpp): http://tinyurl.com/9ncso ]
>> [ exmaple (cpp): http://tinyurl.com/9opx6 ]
>> You need to have the Function Types library installed if you want to
>> successfully compile it:
>> [ archive (zip): http://tinyurl.com/4oe7q ]
>> [ documentation: http://tinyurl.com/4fw9n ]
>> A closure function (in object orientated context) is a member function
>> bound to an object.
>> Closure functions are well-suited to achieve orthogonal design because
>> they capture member functions independent of their name and class an
>> thus allow to operate on a per-function basis instead of requiring
>> inheritance to e.g. implement classic design patterns such as "Observer".
>> In contrast to Boost.Bind (and other Boost argument binding
>> facilities) closures are intended to be stored and allow the
>> captured target function to dynamically change at runtime.
> Boost.Function stores the results of Boost.Bind, and already serves as a
> "closure function".
OK, this is far more flexible ==> it stays just an example ;-)...
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