A pointer to a type??

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    A pointer to a type??

    Is it possible to pass a pointer to a type as an argument to a function?

    e.g.

    Code:
    void Function(void *type)
    {
         type Variable;
    }
    Or something like that??
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    One solution is an object factory as Andrei Alexandrescu describes in Modern C++ Design.

    Code:
    typeplate <typename T, typename U>
    class A
    {
    ...
    T * CreateObject();
    };
    The code above is an example and requires much more modifications to solve your problem. Nonetheless, the concept is the same.

    Kuphryn

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    This seems to work:
    Code:
    template<class T>
    void Function(const T& obj)
    {
       T innerobj;
       // ... Other Stuff
    }

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    Cheers guys, I have a look :-)

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