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From: Beman Dawes (beman_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-12-07 11:21:23

At 08:38 AM 12/7/2000 -0500, David Abrahams wrote:

>Reviewing my own submission, one thing I might like to see someday is a
>to report conversion failures that doesn't involve exceptions. Sometimes
>just want to ask the question "does this value fit in a T?" and the
>needs to be handled locally even if it's no (e.g. "OK, in that case I'll
>the computation with a BigNum"). For these situations, an exception
>seem as appropriate.

That seems like a real need to me, and definitely different from the need
met by numeric_cast<>().


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