Thread: How to intialize pointer to member function inside ctor

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    How to intialize pointer to member function inside ctor

    How to intialize pointer to member function inside constructor.
    class Foo{
      void (Foo::*func)();
      void _func(){}
        func = &Foo::_func;
        // _func = 0x0, func = someaddress
        printf("func: 0x%08X, _func: 0x0%08X", func, &Foo::_func); 

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    If you actually want to initialise it, the constructor should be defined as:
    Foo() : func(&Foo::_func) {}
    As for printing the member function pointer: the %X format specifier is not appropriate. The %p format specifier might be appropriate with a cast to void*, but if I remember correctly it is not guaranteed that there is a valid conversion from a pointer to a function or member function to void*. You may be better off using formatted output with a std::ostream like std::cout instead.

    By the way, why do you want to do this in the first place?
    Last edited by laserlight; 10-21-2009 at 01:38 AM.
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    I think this code can make you understand what you want

    #include <stdio.h>
    class Test {
      int (Test::*m_FuncPtr)(const int, const int);
      Test() : m_FuncPtr(NULL) {}
      Test(int (Test::*FuncPtr)(const int, const int)) :
           m_FuncPtr(FuncPtr) {}
      int Sum(const int a, const int b) { return a + b; }
    int main() {
      Test obj(&Test::Sum);
      return 0;

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