[Tutor] beginning to code
Stefan Ram wrote:
> Just as Python's ?string[::-1]? appears "obfuscated"
> to readers who don't know Python.
I understand string[::-1] after only studying python for a day or two
(I've only been studying it for 2 weeks at this point). A student could
study C++ for a semester or more and not encounter templates until they
studied data structures. So in short, I don't believe that the example
you chose from Python and the one you chose from C++, were at similar
levels (not even close).
> It was the answer to the question "How can I express the
> class I'm in in, when I can't write that classes name
> literally? So, ?S? is ?example?.
> It works like this: The type of ?&f? is ?void ( example::*
> )()?. So, the function-declaration template ?T? infers ?C?
> to be ?example?, and the type of ?T( &f )? is ?example?,
> which then is transferred to the name ?S? using typedef.
> This is obvious for C++ programmers, but it takes a lot
> of time to become a C++ programmer, maybe more than it
> takes to become a Python programmer.