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Subject: Re: [boost] [bind]bind question
From: Peter Dimov (pdimov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-05-27 20:32:22

Ben Pope wrote:

> This should work and is probably clearer:
> return do_something_conditional(handle,
> boost::bind(std::logical_and<bool>(),
> !boost::bind(&pred_a, _1),
> boost::bind(&pred_b, _1, n1, n2)));

Or even

return do_something_conditional(handle,
    !boost::bind(&pred_a, _1) && boost::bind(&pred_b, _1, n1, n2) );

As for the original error,

error C2664: 'bool std::logical_and<_Ty>::operator ()(const _Ty &,const _Ty
&) const' : cannot convert parameter 1 from 'boost::unary_negate<Predicate>'
to 'const bool &'

the compiler is right, logical_and doesn't accept boost::not1(&pred_a) as a
first argument, it takes a bool. To make it compile, one needs to wrap
boost::not1(&pred_a) in a boost::bind, as follows:

bool do_something(int *handle, int n1, int n2)
    return do_something_conditional(handle,
            boost::bind(boost::not1(&pred_a), _1),
            boost::bind(&pred_b, _1, n1, n2)));

This will call boost::not1(&pred_a) with _1 instead of passing it as-is to

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