[Types-sig] Meta-stuff

Edward Welbourne Edward Welbourne <eddyw@lsl.co.uk>
Fri, 11 Dec 1998 10:34:35 GMT

> I must be misinterpreting this.  Without looking at the type, how can
> you discern the (underlying C/C++) structure of the object?  (and thus
> how can you do *anything* with it?)

I first met this problem 15 years ago and I concluded it couldn't be done.
I now know how to do it.

But I have to write it or no-one sane will believe it can be done.
And I have a full-time job keeping me from it all day today.
I may be a bit quiet 'til I'm done.
Maybe Monday.