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From: Daryle Walker (darylew_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-07-20 17:43:45

on 7/19/01 2:13 PM, Peter Dimov at pdimov_at_[hidden] wrote:

> * an implicit conversion to "void const *" allows (?) the object to be used
> in a delete expression.

The original guideline was for value types that may need to express some
Boolean state for "if" or "?:". A "bool" conversion seems best, but C++
built-in conversion rules would also let the conversion work for "int" and
the other built-in numeric types. A "void const *" conversion avoids the
numeric conversions. These values types shouldn't be in a delete expression
in the first place (without a preceding &), so that worry shouldn't matter.

Daryle Walker
Mac, Internet, and Video Game Junkie
darylew AT mac DOT com

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