for each member of a sturcture/class ?

From: ("Jim Langston")
Mon, 17 Dec 2007 16:19:22 GMT
One thing that would help me a lot in code would be something that allowed
me to iterate through the members of a class or structure. Consider

To serialize a class or structure I need to serialze each type (not hard)
then in the class serialize each variable. For a simple structure, such as
holding integers and std::strings, if there was some way to iterate through
the variables it would be simple something like in pseudo code:

std::ostream& operator<<( std::ostream& os)
   for_each_member( os << member );

There is also a case where I want to tie a structure/class into a database
and need to go through each variable and call a function to tie it in, a
simple thing if there was a way to call something for each variable.

I can't even think how to try to do this in C++ currently.

Jim Langston

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