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How can I wrap derived template class? #2759

cmpute opened this Issue Dec 15, 2018 · 0 comments


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cmpute commented Dec 15, 2018

Basically the situation is like the following:
In C++ I have base template class and derived template class defined:

template <class T> class A {...}
template <class T> class B : A<T> {...}
template <class T> void function(smart_ptr<A<T>> input){...}

I want to wrap them into cython,

cdef extern from "header.h":
    cdef cppclass A[T]:
    cdef cppclass B[T](A[T]):
    cdef void function[T](smart_ptr[A[T]] input)

The cython compiler told me that A[T] cannot feed in as the base type of B and also I cannot feed B instance into "function" even if I make cppclass B not derived from A. How can I achieve this purpose?

I found similar problems on several websites and I guess maybe cython doesn't directly support it now. Is there any workaround? Otherwise, maybe this problem should be documented.

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