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From: Gavin Collings (gcollings_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-02-08 06:42:01

> The point of the name was that only implicit conversions could be
> performed. Derived --> Base, yes; Base --> Derived, no. Explicit_cast
> is the name for the group of standard casts. Static_cast can do
> anything that implicit_cast can do, but not conversly. Unlike
> static_cast, it is known to be safe.

That's ok, I can live with the name; it's the usage that should be made more ...


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