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Subject: [boost] identification versus demangle
From: Gordon Woodhull (gordon_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-07-10 14:17:08

Hi all,

I want to print and visualize MPL.Graph (and thus MSM) metadata.

I'm debating whether to help "Make boost::units::detail::demangle an official utility function" [1] (actually the public function is peacefully called simplify_typename) or to use Joel Falcou's Identification library [2].

It would be annoying to users to have to register every type in their graph/state machine, so I guess I'm wondering if demangle(typeid(T).typename()) is impossible on a lot of compilers.

Anyone know this?



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