Overloading — enable_if (3)

// Copyright 2014 Andrzej Krzemienski.
// Inspired by Pawel Turkowski's solution.
// This shows how to use enable_if for controlling
// which function overload to pick based on the compile-time
// properties of the argument type.

#include <cassert>
#include <type_traits>
#include <utility>

// a general purpose function for implicit conversions
// can be useful in different places
template <typename T, typename U>
  std::enable_if<std::is_convertible<U&&, T>::value, T>::type
convert(U && u) { return std::forward<U>(u); }
template <typename T>
struct optional
  // optional always uninitialized
  explicit operator bool() const { return false; } 
  T value() const { throw int(); }

  template <typename U>
  auto value_or(U const& v) const -> decltype(convert<T>(v))
    if (*this)
      return this->value();
      return v;

  template <typename F>
  auto value_or(F const& f) const -> decltype(convert<T>(f()))
    if (*this)
      return this->value();
      return f();

int def()
  return -1;

int main()
  optional<int> oi;
  assert (oi.value_or(1) == 1);
  assert (oi.value_or(&def) == -1);

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