Re: using and de-referencing a function pointer in a member function

Victor Bazarov <>
Mon, 16 Jun 2008 09:51:20 -0400
Lars Uffmann wrote:

Victor Bazarov wrote:

Lars Uffmann wrote:

So my question: Is this the way to go? Or should I use a different
syntax? Thank you in advance!

Yes, it's the only syntax available to you directly. You can, of
course, declare a 'configuration&' and init it by *this, but you will
still have to use the parens:

Thank you!

void configuration::add (string param, configParameter cp);

 > [..]

    case a: (self.*add_or_set)(someString, someConfigParameter);
Now, let me be the first to note that you should probably pass those
strings by reference to const...

Hmmm - I'm not really using by reference to const parameters at all yet


- are you only talking about a way to save computing time by evading a
copy construction of a new string? Or is there something else involved?

Uh... Yeah... I am talking about the choice you had

     void foo(string blah)


     void foo(string const& blah)

which is a bit better (generally speaking). When you can avoid making a
copy, you should.

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