On 05/29/2012 10:33 PM, Bart Janssens wrote:
> On Tue, May 29, 2012 at 8:21 PM, Eric Niebler <e...@boostpro.com> wrote:
>> On 5/29/2012 1:44 AM, Karsten Ahnert wrote:
>>> I have an arithmetic expression template where multiplication is
>>> commutative. Is there an easy way to order a chain of multiplications
>>> such that terminals with values (like proto::terminal< double >) appear
>>> at the beginning? For example that
>>> arg1 * arg1 * 1.5 * arg1
>>> will be transformed to
>>> 1.5 * arg1 * arg1 * arg1
>>> I can imagine some complicated algorithms swapping expressions and child
>>> expressions but I wonder if there is a simpler way.
>> There is no clever built-in Proto algorithm for commutative
>> transformations like this, I'm afraid.
> Just thinking out loud, could something like this work and be made recursive:
> proto::multiplies< <grammar for anything except double>,
> proto::terminal<double> >,
> proto::functional::make_multiplies(proto::_right, proto::_left)
This does not work since it does not propagate the double terminals up
in the tree. Something like ( arg1 * ( arg1 * ( arg1 * 1.0 ) ) ) is
transformed to ( arg1 * ( arg1 * ( 1.0 * arg1 ) ) ).
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