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From: Sohail Somani (s.somani_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-01-21 20:08:57


(CC'ing Peter and Joel)

I've developed a patch after a somewhat short discussion on the users list for adding the ability to determine the number of arguments required at minimum for a bind expression. It is developed as a non-intrusive patch to bind and fusion. Basic usage is as follows:

#include <boost/bind/min_arity.hpp>

template<typename BindExpression>
void dispatch(BindExpression const & e,boost::mpl::int_<0>)
    // callable as e()

template<typename BindExpression>
void dispatch(BindExpression const & e,boost::mpl::int_<1>)
    // callable as e(_bi::type_at_index<arg_sequence,1>::type)

template<typename BindExpression>
void fn(BindExpression e)
    typedef boost::min_arity<BindExpression::type min_arity;

The patch is at:

To apply:
cd /path/to/boost/root
tar -xjvf /path/to/bind_arg_sequence_patch.tar.bz2
patch -p0 < bind_arg_sequence.patch

I would appreciate any comments. Currently it lacks documentation and I think the generated specializations could stand to be renamed. If you would like me to go further, please let me know.

Thank you,


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