Boost C++ Libraries

...one of the most highly regarded and expertly designed C++ library projects in the world. Herb Sutter and Andrei Alexandrescu, C++ Coding Standards

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Terminology

The term "enclosing type" refers to the type which is being introspected. This type is always a class, struct, or union.

The term "inner xxx", where xxx is some element of the enclosing type, refers to either a type, template, function, or data within the enclosing type. The term "inner element" also refers to any one of these entities in general.

I use the term "nested type" to refer to a type within another type. I use the term "member function" or "member data" to refer to non-static functions or data that are part of the enclosing type. I use the term "static member function" or "static member data" to refer to static functions or data that are part of the enclosing type. I use the term "nested class template" to refer to a class template nested within the enclosing type.

Other terminology may be just as valid for the notion of C++ language elements within a type, but I have chosen these terms to be consistent.

The term "generated metafunction(s)" refers to macro metafunctions which are generated by macros.


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