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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-10-09 12:15:03

"Eric Woodruff" <Eric.Woodruff_at_[hidden]> writes:

> The value of an integral type converted from a pointer is
> implementation defined, of course because it is platform defined.. The
> standard explicitly mentions conversion among pointers as being
> possible as I already quoted.

Yes, it's possible, but the results you get are
implementation-defined. I quoted you the standard text in my previous

> "Eric Woodruff" <Eric.Woodruff_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> news:ao1m7a$lav$
> > [snip]
> > > You can't count on any particular behavior if you use
> > >reinterpret_cast for anything, unless you read the compiler manual
> > >first. [snip]
> >
> >
> > There's no mention of that in the standard, and secondly, I cannot
> > grasp on the idea that the language framers would create a tool
> > that was practically useless and completely unportable.

Obviously you're having trouble grasping it.

           David Abrahams * Boost Consulting
dave_at_[hidden] *

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