[cfe-dev] Reflection TS

Nick Meyer via cfe-dev cfe-dev at lists.llvm.org
Wed Jan 22 18:13:35 PST 2020

It would probably be useful to link the TS in this thread too.  Here is the
latest version: http://cplusplus.github.io/reflection-ts/draft.pdf

On Wed, Jan 22, 2020 at 8:55 PM Nick Meyer <nick.j.meyer at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I want to start a thread about implementing the Reflection TS in Clang.
> I've been chatting a bit with Matus Chochlik about this, but I also want
> to get input from others on the best way to structure the code.  Currently,
> I'm close to having the parsing for type reflection working.  Right now the
> reflexpr keyword returns a specialized trait.  My plan was to then define
> all the reflection traits as type traits that dispatch to an intrinsic.
> For value reflection, I was thinking we could follow a similar pattern
> except we might have to generate a type (instead of simply specializing a
> template) to represent the value.
> I want to get input from others about this direction to see if it is
> reasonable or not before I go to far.  This is my first time working on
> Clang, so not sure how these discussions typically start.  Let me know if I
> should provide more detail on my comments above.
> All best,
> Nick
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