Typesafe variadic function

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I want to write a function that accepts a variable number of string literals. If I was writing in C, I would have to write something like:

void foo(const char *first, ...); 

and then the call would look like:

foo( "hello", "world", (const char*)NULL ); 

It feels like it ought to be possible to do better in C++. The best I have come up with is:

template <typename... Args> void foo(const char* first, Args... args) {     foo(first);     foo(args); }  void foo(const char* first) { /* Do actual work */ } 

Called as:

foo("hello", "world"); 

But I fear that the recursive nature, and the fact that we don't do any type checking until we get to a single argument, is going to make errors confusing if somebody calls foo("bad", "argument", "next", 42). What I want to write, is something like:

void foo(const char* args...) {     for (const char* arg : args) {         // Real work     } } 

Any suggestions?

Edit: There is also the option of void fn(std::initializer_list<const char *> args), but that makes the call be foo({"hello", "world"}); which I want to avoid.


I think you probably want something like this:

template<class... Args,     std::enable_if_t<(std::is_same_v<const char*, Args> && ...), int> = 0> void foo(Args... args ){     for (const char* arg : {args...}) {         std::cout << arg << "/n";     } }  int main() {     foo("hello", "world"); } 

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