From: Paul A Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-02-05 07:06:11
>[mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Dmitry Ivankov
>Sent: 21 January 2007 12:12
>Subject: Re: [boost] numeric_limits<Abstract> or how to fix 1358600?
>Hmm, maybe std::numeric_limits isn't specialized for classes?
>In that case it's possible to use it only for non-classes.
>Looks like that 18.2.1/1 and 18.2.1/4 states that
>numeric_limits is only for fundamental types.
>So maybe just fix lexical_cast so that it won't use
>std::numeric_limits for classes?
I think you are misunderstanding 18.2.1/1 (though I admit it is not as clear as it might be in what is permitted and what is
explicitly NOT specialized - complex<T> in 220.127.116.11) - std::numeric_limits is used in practice for all classes, including
user-defined types - but entries are 'blank' (zero) unless specialized.
lexical_cast is expressly designed to take account of whether the User-defined class is specialized, or not.
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