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Subject: Re: [boost] [parameter] type requirement compiler error
From: Lorenzo Caminiti (lorcaminiti_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-11-02 18:51:43

On Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 4:40 PM, Lorenzo Caminiti <lorcaminiti_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 2:16 PM, Dave Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> on Mon Oct 24 2011, lcaminiti <> wrote:
>>> Hello all,
>>> The following parameter type requirement:
>>>     (required (graph, *) )
>>>     (optional (root_vertex,
>>>                 (typename
>>> boost::graph_traits<graph_type>::vertex_descriptor),
>>>                 *boost::vertices(graph).first) )
>>> Generates a GCC error:
>>> dfs.05.cpp:40: error: ‘graph_type’ was not declared in this scope
>> Yeah.... I'm guessing this is what graphs::graph::_ is all about, but
>> according to revision control, Daniel made this happen, and there's
>> basically no documentation for it.  Daniel?
> Help anyone??
> I'm just trying to compile the graph example from the Boost.Parameter
> docs, in an ideal world (doc examples added to regression tests) it'd
> be easier... please help :)

Here's the deal. If I use tag::graph::_ instead of graph_type, that
type is define by the expansion of BOOST_PARAMETER_NAME(graph) as:

namespace tag {
    struct graph {
        static char const* keyword_name() { return "graph"; }
        typedef boost::parameter::value_type< boost::mpl::_2, graph,
boost::parameter::void_ > _;
        typedef boost::parameter::value_type< boost::mpl::_2, graph,
boost::parameter::void_ > _1;
namespace {
    ::boost::parameter::keyword<tag::graph> const& _graph =

Then if I use this type in the declaration of the root_vertex parameter type:


I get the error:

/usr/include/boost/parameter/value_type.hpp: In instantiation of
‘boost::parameter::value_type<mpl_::arg<2>, graphs::tag::graph,
/usr/include/boost/graph/graph_traits.hpp:29:52: instantiated from
graphs::tag::graph, boost::parameter::void_> >’
dfs.06.cpp:85:1: instantiated from here
/usr/include/boost/parameter/value_type.hpp:60:13: error: no type
named ‘binding’ in ‘struct mpl_::arg<2>’
/usr/include/boost/parameter/value_type.hpp:62:5: error: no type named
‘binding’ in ‘struct mpl_::arg<2>’

I am not sure but it seems that the mpl::_2 in graph::_ declaration is
not bound to anything while it should be bound to Boost.Parameter
argument pack... how is this supposed to work? Who should bind mpl::_2
to the argument pack?

Thanks a lot.

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