[C++-sig] Automatic support for operator[] and operator()

David Abrahams dave at boost-consulting.com
Sat Nov 16 03:33:49 CET 2002

"Joel de Guzman" <djowel at gmx.co.uk> writes:

> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "David Abrahams" <dave at boost-consulting.com>
>> Regarding the function-call example, I don't think the above provides
>> significant benefit over the existing facilities for defining
>> "__call__". However, it did get me thinking: we don't need to specify
>> the return type in these operator expressions; maybe our
>> advantage of the same techniques so that users don't have to supply
>> the return type of their overload set(s). I'm not sure there's much to
>> be gained here, but it's worth a thought.
> Hmmm. Perhaps I'm still sleepy "-}, but what technique were
> you referring to?

Whatever technique allows us to infer the return type ;-)
See the use of convert_result<> in operators.hpp.

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