Re: Member function pointer to member function of another class

James Kanze <>
Thu, 3 Apr 2008 13:33:30 -0700 (PDT)
On 3 avr, 16:33, Praetorian <> wrote:

On Apr 3, 2:38 am, James Kanze <> wrote:


Your suggestion about providing
a functional object to handle indirection is interesting; sounds like
that's what I need. Could you please elaborate on this further or
point me to where I can find more information on this? I really
appreciate your help.

I'm not sure if it's ever really been documented as a pattern;
it was widespread before patterns became widely known.
Basically, your class defines an abstract base class:

    class AbstractCallback
        virtual AbstractCallback() {}
        virtual void operator()() const = 0 ;
    } ;

and the function the client calls looks something like:

    void registerCallback( AbstractCallback const& cb ) ;

The client then derives from AbstractCallback, and passes an
instance of the derived class.

For convenience, you could even provide a template for the
concrete class:

    template< typename T, void (T::*fnc)() >
    class Callback : public AbstractCallback
        explicit Callback( T* object )
            : myObj( object )

        virtual void operator()() const
            (myObj->*fnc)() ;

        T* myObj ;
    } ;

The user then creates an instance of Callback< MyClass,
&MyClass::whatever >( this ), and passes you it. (Long before
templates, we used a macro for the derived class.)

Alternatively, your function could be a template, taking a
functional object. But I rather think you'd have problems
bundling that into a DLL.

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