|DescribedClass (const DescribedClass &)|
|DescribedClass &||operator= (const DescribedClass &)|
|ClassDesc *||class_desc () const throw ()|
|This returns the unique pointer to the ClassDesc corresponding to the given type_info object. |
|const char *||class_name () const|
|Return the name of the object's exact type. |
|int||class_version () const|
|Return the version of the class. |
|virtual void||print (std::ostream &=ExEnv::out0()) const|
|Print the object. |
|Ref< DescribedClass >||ref ()|
|Return this object wrapped up in a Ref smart pointer. |
Classes which need runtime information about themselves and their relationship to other classes can virtually inherit from DescribedClass.
This will provide the class with the ability to query its name and its version. Furthermore, the class's static ClassDesc can be obtained which permits several other operations. See The Described Class Library for more information.