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From: Ed Brey (brey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-12-07 14:22:53

From: "Beman Dawes" <beman_at_[hidden]>
> At 04:33 PM 12/7/2000 +0000, Kevlin Henney wrote:
> > [Discussion of convert_number...]
> >
> >This suggests that perhaps we should either rebrand the cast
library the
> >conversions library, with cast-like functions simply being one of
> >offerings,
> Good idea. That would open it up for future additions which didn't
fit the
> cast mold.

The value of considering it a conversion library goes beyond
flexibility with numeric conversions. After we have a baseline
cast/conversion library released, I am hoping to move to the issue of
nonthrowing conversion, which may well be best expressed as something
other than a cast, e.g.

bool lexical_convert(const T& source, U& dest)

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