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From: scleary_at_[hidden]
Date: 2000-05-30 10:15:24

> So, I think we should move quickly to get stream_cast into the library. I,
> too, think that throwing an exception is the more useful default behavior.
> Is there any use for the version that fails silently? If there is, I
> that we use the syntax
> stream_cast<target_type>(source_value, std::no_throw)

Kevlin's original idea was that stream_cast would make C++ more like a
scripting language. It obviously provides some relaxation of static typing.
The "return-default-value-on-error" semantics were also considered closer to
a scripting language.


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