Subject: Re: [boost] [preprocessor] BOOST_PP_OVERLOAD not defined if variadic macros not supported.
From: Mostafa (mostafa_working_away_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-04-14 05:01:04
On Sat, 13 Apr 2013 20:41:31 -0700, Edward Diener
> On 4/9/2013 2:59 AM, Mostafa wrote:
>> On Sun, 07 Apr 2013 15:35:52 -0700, Edward Diener
>> <eldiener_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>>> On 4/7/2013 5:12 AM, Mostafa wrote:
>>>> On Sat, 06 Apr 2013 13:54:35 -0700, Nathan Ridge
>>>> <zeratul976_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>>>>> However, I agree that this should be made more explicit, because just
>>>>> looking at the page for BOOST_PP_OVERLOAD, one may not know what the
>>>>> '(v)' signifies. Perhaps the '(v)' could be a link to the paragraph
>>>>> I quoted?
>>>> Thank you for the explanation. That was exactly my situation, I too
>>>> wondering what the '(v)' meant and indeed tried clicking on it, then
>>>> looked for a footnote, but in the just attributed it to some
>>>> documentation typo.
>>>>> Perhaps the '(v)' could be a link to the paragraph
>>>>> I quoted?
>>>> That would certainly be very helpful. How does one bring this to the
>>>> attention of the maintainer(s)?
>>> I am one of the maintainers, as I did work adding variadic macro
>>> support to Boost PP with Paul Mensonides help. I do think that linking
>>> to some other page or anchor each time you click the "(v)" is
>> Isn't that the whole point of citations? Instead of repeating in place,
>> one links to a bibliography, or some other section of text?
>>> There are many places in the Boost PP doc that use the "(v)" notation
>>> and I would have to link or anchor each one of them. I also found out
>>> an anchor on another page does not work well with the way the Boost PP
>>> docs are setup.
>> If I were to peruse the BOOST_PP_OVERLOAD reference, how would I know
>> what '(v)' meant? If it's not clickable, then I would look for the
>> citation's body at the bottom of the page, or in the bibliography,
>> neither of which exist. Hence I'm left scrounging the whole document
>> until by luck I come across its definition.
>> My experience as a casual user of the library,
> I added, on the Boost trunk, a link each time (v) appears in Boost PP to
> this area, as a named anchor, of the variadic macro topic:
> "Notation For Variadic Macros
> In the documentation, headers which have variadic macros, and variadic
> macros themselves, have a notation of '(v)' appended to them. For the
> variadic macros themselves this signifies that BOOST_PP_VARIADICS must
> be 1 for those variadic macros to be usable. For variadic macros which
> have a non-variadic equivalent, the non-variadic equivalent will be used
> if BOOST_PP_VARIADICS is set to 0 and the non-variadic version of the
> macro does not have a '(v)' appended to its name in the documentation."
Thanks, I think that will be helpful to new users of the library. Another
question, what does the sentence:
"For variadic macros which have a non-variadic equivalent, the
non-variadic equivalent will be used if BOOST_PP_VARIADICS is set to 0 and
the non-variadic version of the macro does not have a '(v)' appended to
its name in the documentation."
mean? Would not non-variadic versions of macros by definition not have
'(v)' appended to their names? The last clause seems redundant to me. Am I
right, or am I missing something?