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Subject: Re: [boost] [local] Help for the Alternatives section
From: Mathias Gaunard (mathias.gaunard_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-05-02 17:44:42

On 02/05/2011 23:33, lcaminiti wrote:

>> int BOOST_LOCAL_FUNCTION(int a1, bind int i)
>> {
>> return a1 + i;
>> }
> You don't need to specify the bound variable type (that's automatically
> deduced using Boost.Typeof like Boost.ScopeExit does):

Ok, but that's still more verbose than the Phoenix version.

>> Simply put, the function cannot take its arguments as template
>> parameters, and also requires that the types of the arguments be
>> specified.
> As I mentioned, Boost.Local does not require to specify the bound variable
> types

Note I said 'arguments'.

> [can bind variable without knowing their type]
> Question: Does this make Boost.Local local functions polymorphic


> I also think this feature would be valuable. Do you have any specific use
> case in mind?

Parametric polymorphism is a very important property of functional
programming. System F, the theory behind the ML family of languages, is
polymorphic lambda calculus.

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