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Subject: Re: [boost] [preprocessor] Get last token
From: Lorenzo Caminiti (lorcaminiti_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-11-28 07:32:06

On Mon, Nov 28, 2011 at 6:28 AM, Roman Perepelitsa
<roman.perepelitsa_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> 2011/11/28 Lorenzo Caminiti <lorcaminiti_at_[hidden]>
>> On Mon, Nov 28, 2011 at 5:18 AM, Roman Perepelitsa
>> <roman.perepelitsa_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> > Is it possible to extract the last token from a list of space separated
>> > tokens?
>> AFAIK, it depends. If the preceding tokens are known a priory and do
>> not contain non-alphanumeric symbols, yes. Otherwise, no.
>> > LAST_TOKEN(a b)  // expands to b
>> > LAST_TOKEN(blah blah b)  // expands to b
>> Yes but only if you know that `a` and `blah blah` are the only tokens
>> that will ever be in front of b.
>> > LAST_TOKEN(* & b)  // expands to b
>> No because * and & are not alphanumeric.
>> If this is your case, I can reply writing you the macros that can do this.
> Thanks for the reply, Lorenzo.
> Tokens can be anything in my case. I'll change the API of my macro to avoid
> the need for LAST_TOKEN.

Then one option would be to wrap the leading tokens within extra parenthesis:

LAST_TOKEN( (a) b )
LAST_TOKEN( (blah blah) b )
LAST_TOKEN( (* &) b )

Or maybe (but I'm not 100% sure) even:

LAST_TOKEN( (blah) (blah) b )
LAST_TOKEN( (*) (&) b )

This macro can be implemented (but depending on your application
domain there might be better looking options). Let me know if you need
me to send you a draft implementation of the macro above.


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