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BOOST_FUSION_ADAPT_TPL_ADT is a macro than can be used to generate all the necessary boilerplate to adapt an arbitrary template class type as a model of Random Access Sequence.

    (type_name) (specialization_param0)(specialization_param1)...,
    ([attribute_type0, attribute_const_type0,] get_expr0, set_expr0)
    ([attribute_type1, attribute_const_type1,] get_expr1, set_expr1)
Expression Semantics

The above macro generates the necessary code to adapt type_name or an arbitrary specialization of type_name as a model of Random Access Sequence. The sequence (template_param0)(template_param1)... declares the names of the template type parameters used. The sequence (specialization_param0)(specialization_param1)... declares the template parameters of the actual specialization of type_name that is adapted as a fusion sequence. The sequence of (attribute_typeN, attribute_const_typeN, get_exprN, set_exprN) quadruples declares the types, const types, get-expressions and set-expressions of the elements that are part of the adapted fusion sequence. get_exprN is the expression that is invoked to get the Nth element of an instance of type_name. This expression may access a variable named obj of type type_name& or type_name const& which represents the underlying instance of type_name. attribute_typeN and attribute_const_typeN may specify the types that get_exprN denotes to, when omitted the type is deduced from [get_exprN] return type via BOOST_TYPEOF. On compiler missing support for variadic macros auto can be used to avoid repeating the type. set_exprN is the expression that is invoked to set the Nth element of an instance of type_name. This expression may access variables named obj of type type_name&, which represent the corresponding instance of type_name, and val of an arbitrary const-qualified reference template type parameter Val, which represents the right operand of the assignment expression.

The actual return type of fusion's intrinsic sequence access (meta-)functions when in invoked with (an instance of) type_name is a proxy type. This type is implicitly convertible to the attribute type via get_exprN and forwards assignment to the underlying element via set_exprN. The value type (that is the type returned by result_of::value_of, result_of::value_at and result_of::value_at_c) of the Nth element is attribute_typeN with const-qualifier and reference removed.

The macro should be used at global scope, and type_name should be the fully namespace qualified name of the template class type to be adapted.

#include <boost/fusion/adapted/adt/adapt_adt.hpp>
#include <boost/fusion/include/adapt_adt.hpp>
namespace demo
    template<typename Name, typename Age>
    struct employee
        Name name;
        Age age;

        void set_name(Name const& n)

        void set_age(Age const& a)

        Name const& get_name()const
            return name;

        Age const& get_age()const
            return age;

    (demo::employee) (Name)(Age),
    (Name const&, Name const&, obj.get_name(), obj.set_name(val))
    (Age const&, Age const&, obj.get_age(), obj.set_age(val)))

demo::employee<std::string, int> e;
boost::fusion::front(e)="Edward Norton";
//Prints 'Edward Norton is 41 years old'
std::cout << e.get_name() << " is " << e.get_age() << " years old" << std::endl;
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