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Subject: Re: [boost] Seeking endorsement for the reflection library (PFR)
From: Peter Dimov (lists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-11-09 18:33:48

Antony Polukhin wrote:
> > You got me wondering here. Is it not possible to pass an array of size_t
> > to the size_t* parameter, instead of a single size_t, and then encode
> > the layout of X1 in it?
> Yes, that is what the flat reflection does. But during this operation the
> X1 type flattens/decays to the the basic types. You can not get X1 from a
> record of {int, int}.

Ah right. You can only get an anonymous tuple_like<int, int> type, not X1.
But isn't this still better than flattening? You could print it as { { 1,
2 }, { 3, 4} }, instead of { 1, 2, 3, 4 }.

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