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Subject: Re: [boost] From Concept class to type traits
From: Mathias Gaunard (mathias.gaunard_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-06-14 15:20:04

joel wrote:
> Is there any deep explanation on how the concept_check class from
> Boost:/Concept works ?
> I'm trying to see how to turn a concept into a traits but all my attempt
> are failing miserably and I think that's because I don't get how the
> concept check work in itself.

Concept_check simply instantiates a function named "requires" but never
calls it.
If the function body contains expressions not supported by the types
concerned then C++ will generate an error by itself.

To adapt that into a trait, you need support for SFINAE for expressions.
Such is available in both C++03 and C++0x in GCC since version 4.4, for

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