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array initialization in initialization list.

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Hi,
I can initialize an array of class with a specific class as,
class Test{
public:
Test(int){}
};
Test x[2] = {Test(3),Test(6)}; using array initialization list. (Note
Test do NOT have a default ctor).
Is it possible to do so in the class parameter initialization using
specific ctor?
like
class TestContainer{
private:
Test _x;
public:
TestContainer(int size) : _x(Test(size) {}
};
This works.
class TestContainer{
private:
Test _x[2];
public:
TestContainer(int size) : ??? {} //how to do it like array
initialization?
};
In actual case Test class is a specific kind of semi-fixed-size
container (not defined in STL! ) which needs a size parameter. The
class like TestContainer holds such Test class two instance (and only
two). I know that an alternative is to store Test _x1, Test _x2; and in
initialization list TestContainer(int size) : _x1(Test(size) ,
_x2(Test(size)){} , or in general case, using an STL vector with
reserve space 2. Or storing a pointer instead of the object itself.
But my question is, In object initializer list can a array
initialization be called? If yes, what is the syntax?
Thanks
abir

Sep 28 '06 #1
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toton wrote:
Hi,
I can initialize an array of class with a specific class as,
class Test{
public:
Test(int){}
};
Test x[2] = {Test(3),Test(6)}; using array initialization list. (Note
Test do NOT have a default ctor).
Is it possible to do so in the class parameter initialization using
specific ctor?
No.

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Sep 28 '06 #2

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On 28 Sep 2006 03:50:03 -0700 in comp.lang.c++, "toton"
<ab*******@gmail.comwrote,
private:
Test _x;
public:
TestContainer(int size) : _x(Test(size) {}
Should be
TestContainer(int size) : _x(size) {}

Pay no attention to whether or not it resembles array initialization
syntax at this point.

See also "[10.6] Should my constructors use "initialization lists"
or "assignment"?" in Marshall Cline's C++ FAQ. You can get the FAQ
at:
http://www.parashift.com/c++-faq-lite/

Sep 28 '06 #3

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toton wrote:
Hi,
I can initialize an array of class with a specific class as,
class Test{
public:
Test(int){}
};
Test x[2] = {Test(3),Test(6)}; using array initialization list. (Note
Test do NOT have a default ctor).
Is it possible to do so in the class parameter initialization using
specific ctor?
You can't with arrays, but you can with std::vector (which you should
probably be using anyway,
http://www.parashift.com/c++-faq-lit...html#faq-34.1). For
instance:

#include <vector>
using namespace std;

template<typename T>
class Initializer
{
vector<Tv_;
public:
Initializer( const unsigned capacity=0 )
{
v_.reserve( capacity );
}

Initializer& Add( const T& t )
{
v_.push_back(t);
return *this;
}

operator vector<T>() const
{
return v_;
}
};

class Example
{
const vector<doublev_;
public:
Example( double d0, double d1, double d2 )
: v_( Initializer<double>( 3 )
.Add(d0)
.Add(d1)
.Add(d2) )
{}
// ...
};

Cheers! --M

Sep 28 '06 #4

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toton wrote:
But my question is, In object initializer list can a array
initialization be called? If yes, what is the syntax?
Annoyingly, IIRC, arrays are the one thing that cannot be initialised
in the initialiser list as you would like to.

Gavin Deane

Sep 28 '06 #5

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Gavin Deane wrote:
toton wrote:
>But my question is, In object initializer list can a array
initialization be called? If yes, what is the syntax?

Annoyingly, IIRC, arrays are the one thing that cannot be initialised
in the initialiser list as you would like to.
No, structs are also that thing. Aggregates cannot be initialised
except with default values. There is a proposal on the table, IIRC,
that might change that.

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