Compiler patch for runtime reflection
doob at me.com
Sun Oct 23 10:48:03 PDT 2011
On 2011-10-23 18:03, Robert Jacques wrote:
> On Sun, 23 Oct 2011 07:06:42 -0400, Timon Gehr <timon.gehr at gmx.ch> wrote:
>> The module can generate RTTI for all types recursively from the starting
>> point iff that information is statically available. It does not have to
>> be. A module that comes as .di + static library binary could return a
>> reference to a private class that has a publicly exported base class.
>> How would you generate RTTI for a statically invisible class?
> You're not supposed to be able to. Runtime reflection should only apply
> to public data members.
It's not enough. Take this for example:
class Foo < ActiveRecord::Base
The above code is an example from Ruby on Rails. The "before_save" call
sets up a callback, "bar", that will called before saving the model. The
callback method will be called using reflection.
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