July 28th, 2009, 01:08 PM
STL Style function parameters?
I really like how the STL allows you to toss in a struct with a certain function present and it will use it like a function pointer (i.e. the various operators for sorting routines etc).
I'd like to use something similar myself, but the code is rather convoluted and I wasn't able to figure out how they are doing it so that I don't actually have to pass the type as a template parameter.
Does anyone know the trick they use that allows it? Is it really just looking for a function pointer or is there some sort of magic template trick that is letting that happen. If I try to use templates, I have to declare the correct type ahead of time, which doesn't work for what I want to do with it (I want that function object to be used only for that one function, and it needs to maintain some state).
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