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Subject: Re: [boost] [property] interest in C# like properties for C++?
From: Sid Sacek (ssacek_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-10-22 19:41:57

>> [ Edward Diener wrote: ]
>> Manipulating a reference property would be done purely through accessing
>> the property. Accessing a reference property returns a T & or a T const
>> & depending on whether the property is const or not. In the case where a
>> T & is returned the reference property is read/write if T itself is not
>> const, since you can manipulate T through the reference, whereas in the
>> case where T const & is returned ( or where T & is returns but T is
>> itself const), the reference property is read only.

Who says that's how properties work? That just happens to be your version of
the implementation details.

I don't think that's how properties have to work at all.

-Sid Sacek.

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