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Subject: Re: [boost] Review Request: Variadic Macro Data library
From: Lorenzo Caminiti (lorcaminiti_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-02-20 10:37:49

On Sun, Feb 20, 2011 at 10:13 AM, Paul Mensonides <pmenso57_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> On Sun, 20 Feb 2011 09:47:02 -0500, Edward Diener wrote:
>> On 2/20/2011 7:09 AM, Paul Mensonides wrote:
>>> In a general sense, I consider treating variadic content as a data
>>> structure as going in the wrong direction.
>> My goal is only to allow programmers to specify using variadic macros
>> and then provide the means to convert that sequence to/from pp-lib data
>> types. I have also provided the means to access any individual variadic
>> token from the sequence as well as its length, but that hardly means
>> "treating variadic content as a data structure" to me. As an additional
>> convenience, and because of variadic macros, I also mimicked pp-lib
>> tuple functionality without the need to pass the length of a tuple
>> directly. My goal is simple usability of variadic data in connection
>> with pp-lib.
> I was merely expressing my thoughts related to the use of variadics in an
> overall sense, not whether something that converts __VA_ARGS__ to some
> other form is useful.  The interface to your library is small enough that
> you could just add it to the pp-lib.

I would personally find this addition to the pp-lib useful.


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