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Subject: [boost] [MPL] RFC: An MPL macro to define a has_member_xxx<T> predicate
From: Erik Erlandson (eje_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-10-31 12:36:12

If there's already a boost solution for this, then I have egg on my face, but I can't find one:

I'd like an MPL macro that defines a predicate template which inherits from boost::true_type iff the given type defines *any* member with a particular name (false_type otherwise), and which does not assume the member name exists, like this:

struct my_class {
// foo might be member data, member function, a typedef, etc:
int foo;


has_member_foo<my_class> t1; // this inherits from true_type
has_member_bar<my_class> t2; // this inherits from false_type

I wrote an implementation of the above, and example, here:

The macro BOOST_MPL_HAS_XXX_TRAIT_DEF produces a predicate class that detects if a nested type exists, but only works for types, not other kinds of defined members. The class is_member_pointer<T>, but appears to require that you already know a symbol exists.

I suppose such a macro might be called BOOST_MPL_HAS_XXX_MEMBER_DEF.

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