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From: Beman Dawes (beman_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-12-07 11:14:31

At 08:24 PM 12/6/2000 -0800, Jesse Jones wrote:

>polymorphic_cast and polymorphic_downcast are rather trivial and seem to
>mostly be rarely useful so I'm inclined to say that they should not be
>of boost.

They may seem trivial, but it took comments from at least four very
experienced programmers to get them right.

Furthermore, their very existence will encourage programmers to write more
reliable code.

I thing they definitely belong in boost, and probably in the C++ Standard
Library too.


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