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Subject: Re: [boost] [local] Any "active Boost library author" in favor of Boost.Local?
From: Lorenzo Caminiti (lorcaminiti_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-11-25 14:39:05

On Fri, Nov 25, 2011 at 2:17 PM, Thomas Klimpel
<Thomas.Klimpel_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Mathias Gaunard wrote:
>> > DISCLAIMER: I apologize in advance if there's a way to do access priv
>> > and prot from the Phoenix global functor which I was not able to
>> find.
>> > I'm sure Phoenix experts will be able to correct my example if such a
>> > possibility exists :)
>> It's not possible with Phoenix, though I believe there are hacks to
>> make it possible somewhat.
> I guess I would create a static member function and adapt it with Phoenix. Is this one of the hacks you imagined? Or were you more thinking in the direction of "friend" declarations?

Yes, friendship will work as in the example below. However, please
note that now the functor is not only non-local but it also has to
explicitly override the class access level being declared as friend.
In addition please also note that in order to declare the friendship
you have to explicitly specify the bound type `int` (and you'll have
to change the friendship declaration if you change the type of the
bound variable a declared locally within the function).

#include <boost/phoenix/core.hpp>
#include <boost/phoenix/function.hpp>
#include <iostream>

namespace impl
    template<typename This, typename A>
    void f(This this_, A a)

BOOST_PHOENIX_ADAPT_FUNCTION(void, globalf, impl::f, 2)

struct x {
    friend void impl::f<x*, int>(x*, int);

    void f() {
        int a;
        globalf(this, a)();

    void publ() { std::cout << "public" << std::endl; }
    void prot() { std::cout << "protected" << std::endl; }
    void priv() { std::cout << "private" << std::endl; }

int main ( ) {
    x xx;
    return 0;

That's to Vicente 2nd feature. To Vicente 1st feature instead:

On Fri, Nov 25, 2011 at 11:06 AM, Vicente Botet
<vicente.botet_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> I think that most of us would admit that local functions are useful, but as
> discussed during the review, Boost.Local doesn't provides local functions.
> The missing features been:
> * implicit access to the accessible variables

Please note that while it is true that with Boost.Local you have to
explicitly say `bind this` (as in the local function declaration) with
the Phoenix example you still have to explicitly say `this` (and in
the call `globalf(this)();`). So in a sense both approaches fail to
provide "implicit access to the accessible variables"... Did I
understand the meaning of Vicente's 1st feature correctly?


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