C++ – Are there scala-like mixins for C++

c++mixinsscalatemplate-mixinstraits

Scala Mixins

Best Solution

No, but it can be faked to varying degrees with templates:

template<typename AbsIterator> 
class RichIterator : public AbsIterator {
public:
   template<typename FuncType>
   void foreach(FuncType f) { while( hasNext() ) f( next() ); }
};

class StringIterator {
  std::string m_s;
  int i;
public:
  typedef char T;
  StringIterator() : m_s(), i(0) {} // Unfortunately need this, or 
                                    // else RichIterator
                                    // gets way more complicated
  StringIterator(const std::string &s) : m_s(s), i(0) {}
  void swap(StringIterator& other) {
     m_s.swap(other.m_s);
     std::swap(i, other.i);
  }
  void reset_str(const std::string& s) {
     StringIterator(s).swap(*this);
  }
  bool hasNext() { return i < m_s.length(); }
  char next() { return m_s[i++]; }
};

template<typename Outputable>
void println(const Outputable& o) {
   std::cout << o << std::endl;
}

int main(int argc, char **argv) {
  typedef RichIterator<StringIterator> Iter;
  Iter iter;
  iter.reset_str(argv[1]);
  iter.foreach(&println<Iter::T>);
}

To be totally honest, I've haven't tested this by compiling it, but you should get the idea.