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Subject: Re: [boost] [Fit] Review
From: Edward Diener (eldiener_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-03-11 07:27:24

On 3/11/2016 4:52 AM, Peter Dimov wrote:
> Edward Diener wrote:
>> I don't understand this. I have a 'make_tuple' callable above and if I
>> want to use it somewhere else I pass it to whatever functionality
>> needs it. You, instead want things to be global so that they can be
>> used by other functionality without passing anything around. Isn't
>> this just an argument about programming style ?
> No.
> Your assignment is to define a make_tuple function in a header, say
> "make_tuple.hpp", so that other people can use it. This is supposedly a
> part from a library that allows the user to manipulate tuples. I don't
> understand your confusion and your reference to programming styles.

My confusion comes from the fact that I did not realize that Fit was
actually defining a function. I thought instead that Fit was taking a
Callable and ghenerating another Callable when using Fit's
functionality, in much the same way that boost::bind does. I know that
the macro in Fit is called BOOST_FIT_STATIC_FUNCTION ( or
BOOST_FIT_STATIC_LAMBDA ) but the term 'function' in the Fit
documentation is so often used when Callable is the actual correction
designation that I thought that this was one more instance of this
usage. Thanks for straightening me out with your explanation.

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