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From: Ken MacKay (kmackay_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-06-20 12:55:52

Peter Dimov wrote:

> Ken MacKay wrote:
>> I found that I can use bind without specifying the boost namespace
>> when a placeholder (eg, _1) is used. If I don't use a placeholder in
>> the bind expression, then the compiler properly complains that "bind"
>> is undeclared. I am using gcc 3.3.5 on QNX 6.3.2.
> This behavior is caused by a C++ rule known as argument-dependent
> lookup (ADL) or Koenig lookup. In an expression of the form f(x,
> y), f is (also) looked up in the ("associated") namespaces of x and
> y. Since _1 is usually of type boost::arg<1>, boost is an
> associated namespace for it and the function "bind" is found
> without an explicit boost:: qualification.

OK, that makes sense. Thank you Peter.


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