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From: Matthias Schabel (boost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-02-28 16:08:50

For various reasons, it would be really nice to be able to generate
a series of unique ordinal values (say integers, but really anything
that is easily less_than_comparable) at compile time. A concrete
example :

struct system1 : ordinal<0> { };
struct system2 : ordinal<1> { };


Now, if these tags can be defined in user code in various places,
it can be difficult to ensure that there is no duplication of the
values. What I want is something like this:

struct system1 : ordinal<get_next_system_ordinal()> { };
struct system2 : ordinal<get_next_system_ordinal()> { };

where I don't really care what the specific order is, just that the
ordinal values are unique... Anyone have a bright idea on how to
accomplish this? Preprocessor?


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