Re: stl function adapter to compare struct member

=?ISO-8859-1?Q?Daniel_Kr=FCgler?= <>
Sun, 13 Jun 2010 04:09:27 CST
On 12 Jun., 18:24, "" <>

On Jun 12, 12:44 am, fleebis <> wrote:

I've wondered if I'm missing something when I do searches in stl
collections, to find an element that has a member that has a certain
value. I don't want to have to write any special function object or
accessor function, there should be a function adaptor that takes a
member pointer (not a member function pointer.)

I tried to write one since I can't find this in the stl:

template<typename T, typename T2, T2 T::*ptr, T2 value>
class member_equal_to
     bool operator()(const T& ref)
        return (ref.*ptr == value);

Now I can search for any struct member:

struct abc
     int x;
     int y;

int main()
     list<abc> mylist;
     mylist::iterator iter =
         find_if( mylist.begin(), mylist.end(),
member_equal_to<abc,int, &abc::y, 4>());
                           // look for item with y == 4
Is there a "right" way to do this?

First I thought that use of boost::bind (std::bind in C++1x?)
would be perfect for this. Then I saw there are no accessors defined.
But I gave it a try and it worked :)

std::list<abc>::iterator iter = std::find_if(mylist.begin(),
       boost::bind(&abc::x, _1) == 4);

Don't know if this is the "right" way, but that's the way I would do

It's maybe noteworthy to mention that as of the current
FCD for C++0x this functionality will be standardized.
First, via std::mem_fn any pointer to member can be wrapped
as a function object and second, std::bind is capable to
bind any /callable type/, which is either a function
object or a pointer to member.

HTH & Greetings from Bremen,

Daniel Kr?gler

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