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Subject: Re: [boost] [type_traits] common_type and SFINAE
From: Lorenzo Caminiti (lorcaminiti_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-10-04 11:59:53

On Thu, Oct 4, 2012 at 6:02 AM, Jeffrey Lee Hellrung, Jr.
<jeffrey.hellrung_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 4, 2012 at 12:28 AM, Lorenzo Caminiti <lorcaminiti_at_[hidden]>wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> common_type<T, U>::type is defined in a way that gives a hard compiler
>> error if T and U do not have a common type (this is also how
>> common_type is implemented in C++11).
>> An alternative design (I'm not sure if implementable) would have been
>> to not define the type member in case T and U have no common type.
>> This way I could use SFINAE to detect if common_type<T, U>::type does
>> not exist and therefore if T and U have not common type -- so to
>> implement N3351's concept Common<T, U>.
>> Is there a way to implement this alternative design?
> Do you also need this in C++03?

No, C++11 only and thanks a lot to Matt for the code!


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