Subject: Re: [boost] Formal Review Request: TypeErasure
From: Steven Watanabe (watanabesj_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-06-07 17:37:08
On 06/07/2012 01:27 PM, Dave Abrahams wrote:
> on Thu Jun 07 2012, Nevin Liber <nevin-AT-eviloverlord.com> wrote:
>> On 7 June 2012 13:41, Dave Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>>> In a nutshell, concept-based-runtime-polymorphism/type-erasure allows
>>> you to have runtime polymorphism while preserving value semantics. The
>>> value of that win is very commonly underestimated.
>> So, is there a language feature that could be added to C++17 that would
>> make implementing type erasure easier?
> Yes; concepts :-)
I don't see how concepts would help.
Concepts would allow you to check the
requirements, but I don't think there's
any way to build a vtable from a concept
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