[C++-sig] Boost: overloads documentation

David Abrahams dave at boost-consulting.com
Tue Apr 15 13:11:29 CEST 2003

Jacek Generowicz <jacek.generowicz at cern.ch> writes:

> References:
>  Tutorial (Tut):
>   http://www.boost.org/libs/python/doc/tutorial/doc/default_arguments.html
>  Reference Manual (RM):
>   http://www.boost.org/libs/python/doc/v2/overloads.html#BOOST_PYTHON_FUNCTION_OVERLOADS-spec
> The example in the RM introduces an overload dispatcher with the name
> "f_overloads" in the line
>   BOOST_PYTHON_FUNCTION_OVERLOADS(f_overloads, f, 0, 3)
> This appears not to be used anywhere. Is this right ?

Fixed in CVS, thanks!

> The Tut suggests that overload dispatchers should be passed to def
> thus (in this case the overload dispatcher is called "foo_overloads"):
>     .def("foo", foo, foo_overloads());
> Should the dot preceding "def" in the line above really be there? foo
> is a non-member function; but the line is quoted without context, so I
> can't see (or imagine) what the scope might be.

I'll leave this one to Joel.

> Is my confusion caused my by inability to read docs, or is there
> something Not Quite As It Should Be ?

Definitely the lattter ;-)

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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