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From: Paul Mensonides (pmenso57_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-05-24 08:01:54

> -----Original Message-----
> From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden]
> [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Peter Dimov

> You don't have to change the implementation of ->* depending
> on the smart pointer type. *p is always the dereference
> operation, and (proxy references
> notwithstanding) &*p is always a raw pointer to the pointee.
> get() is needed for cases when the source is NULL, but we
> need not worry about them here, as ->* isn't allowed.


> So:
> template<class P, class M, class C> inline
> typename closure<M C::*>::type operator->*( P p, M C::* member)
> {
> return make_closure( &*p, member );
> }
> It would work for iterators, too.

How would this affect generic code? A use of this operator would likely be
dependent and therefore might only be found through the ADL in the second phase.

Paul Mensonides

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