Re: reflection in c++

"Alf P. Steinbach" <>
Sat, 22 Sep 2007 22:02:34 +0200
* BobR:

Daniel Kay wrote in message...

Kuberan Naganathan schrieb:

Hello all
Does anyone know of a good way to use reflection in c++?
I don't mean simply using rtti or dynamic casting.
I'm talking about java/c# style reflection where an actual instance of
an object can be constructed through reflection and method calls can be
made via the reflection apis.

As far as I know, C++ does not have any reflection API. But if somebody
does know a way, I would be as interested as the poster of the thread.

C++ does not have a Flagleframp either!
Maybe if you described what a 'reflection' is, we could guide you.

Otherwise, send your code to your printer, then read it in a mirror.


"Reflection" means the ability to obtain information about classes etc.
at run time, and to use that information to create objects and call
functions at run-time. It's very useful for testing and serialization
(and also for doing some things in very inefficient and unsafe ways).
The Java and C# language libraries provide reflection.

Cheers, & hth.,

- Alf

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