Header lexy/callback/forward.hpp

Callback lexy::forward

namespace lexy
    template <typename T>
    constexpr callback auto forward;

    template <>
    constexpr callback auto forward<void>;

lexy::forward is a callback that forwards an existing object.

The primary template accepts const T& and T&& and forwards them as a T.

The specialization for void is both a callback and a sink. As a callback it accepts no arguments or a single argument of type lexy::nullopt, and does nothing to return void. As a sink, it can be invoked multiple times with the same arguments, doing nothing and finally returning void.

Example 1. Forward the value of child productions
struct boolean
    struct true_
        static constexpr auto rule = LEXY_LIT("true");
        // Produce the value `true`.
        static constexpr auto value = lexy::constant(true);
    struct false_
        static constexpr auto rule = LEXY_LIT("false");
        // Produce the value `false`.
        static constexpr auto value = lexy::constant(false);

    static constexpr auto rule = dsl::p<true_> | dsl::p<false_>;
    // Both rules produce a boolean value, just forward that one.
    static constexpr auto value = lexy::forward<bool>;

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