[opensource-dev] I could use a little help with boost and callbacks and stuff

Ricky kf6kjg at gmail.com
Sun Nov 13 00:24:11 PST 2011

IIRC that _number thing has to do with iteration.  The example code I
gave in the email here passes one parameter (myParameter).  I'm not as
strong with Boost or the Standard Lib methods as I was a couple of
months ago, but I don't recall there being a no-parameter version.
The count of parameters is entirely dependent upon the function/method
being passed.

I discovered this technique online after searching the 'net looking
for how to work with functions and methods as first-class types in
C++: I wanted to pass the method of a class instance off to another
function (in my case, a template) so that is could call it in a
centralized manner.  I was able to do so this way, though it feels a
bit hackish - like a lot of C++ I'm afraid. (Yes, C++ isn't my fav
language, but D isn't what we are working in.)

Sorry I can't help much farther: my experience is limited, and my SL
viewer hacking experience is even more limited!

Cron Stardus

On Sat, Nov 12, 2011 at 11:51 PM, Lance Corrimal
<Lance.Corrimal at eregion.de> wrote:
> I guess I wasn't exactly clear...
> What I need to know is how I have to modify my classes to make them
> work with boost::bind and the CallbackRegistry.
> When I try to just duplicate the way that other classes in the viewer
> use to register methods in the CallbackRegistry, I get tons of boost
> errors when building, all culminating from some missing function or
> such that is called get_pointer...
> So I think I need to inherit some special class or something, but I
> can't find which one!
> And what do I pass to the bind() call, there are several different
> ways to call it, with one, two, or three parameters, and what's the
> _(number) that usually gets passed last?
> As you can see, I don't really know what I'm doing there.
> bye,
> LC
> Am Sonntag, 13. November 2011 schrieb Ricky:
>> Is something like:
>> std::bind1st(std::mem_fun(&MyClass::MyMethod), myParameter)
>> what you are looking for?
>> You can see working code using that on lines 350-390 of
>> https://bitbucket.org/kf6kjg/gsp-420-engine-design-graphics/src/120
>> a2081bb2f/src/audio_core/AudioCore.cpp (This was code I wrote while
>> helping out another team in one of my classes.)
>> Boost's Bind function
>> (http://www.boost.org/doc/libs/1_47_0/libs/bind/bind.html)
>> generalizes the standard call I used, and so might be easier to
>> use.  Here's the same using Boost:
>> bind(&MyClass::MyMethod, myParameter)
>> I hope this helps,
>> Ricky
>> Cron Stardust
>> On Sat, Nov 12, 2011 at 1:54 PM, Lance Corrimal
>> <Lance.Corrimal at eregion.de> wrote:
>> > Hi there,
>> >
>> >
>> > I'm banging my head against a problem here...
>> > I want to add buttons to the toolboxes.
>> >
>> > The actuall adding is easy, but I have trouble figuring out what
>> > I need to do to register some callbacks into the classes I need.
>> >
>> > I have two classes that I need to "buttonize"... one represents
>> > the graphical UI for a set of new features, and that one I
>> > managed to set up as a toolbox button just fine.
>> >
>> > The other one is troublesome though. I need to establish a method
>> > that gets called (with no parameter, or a dummy), to toggle an
>> > internal switch in my class, and I need another callback, that
>> > returns the boolean value of that internal switch, to turn the
>> > button green or not. Think of a simple "on/off switch".
>> >
>> > What I can't figure out is what I actually have to do with my
>> > class to implement the callbacks properly, and what I have to
>> > pass to the function that registers the callback.
>> >
>> > Any hints/tips for me?
>> >
>> > thanks,
>> >
>> > LC
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