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Subject: Re: [boost] [shared_ptr] Detect shared_ptr argument at compile time
From: Stewart, Robert (Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-07-27 06:56:33

Ralf Globisch wrote:
> I'm not sure if this is the correct mailing list for this question:

You want comp.lang.c++.moderated, for example.

> Is there a way to determine if a template parameters is of type
> boost::shared_ptr at compile time?
> I would like to do something like:
> template<class A>
> void doSomething( const A& a)
> {
> // if "a" is of type boost::shared_ptr<SomeType>
> a->someMethod();
> // else
> a.someMethod();
> }

You don't do that at runtime, of course. I'd dispatch to a struct using partial specialization to get the shared_ptr versus other types behaviors.

Rob Stewart robert.stewart_at_[hidden]
Software Engineer, Core Software using std::disclaimer;
Susquehanna International Group, LLP

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