From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-12-04 09:17:19
"David B. Held" <dheld_at_[hidden]> writes:
> Does this have any merit whatsoever?
> template <typename T, typename U>
> T* dangerous_cast(U* p)
> return static_cast<T*>(static_cast<void*>(p));
> Obviously, you only use it when you know the binary layout of some
> object(s) and no other cast produces defined or reliable behaviour.
> Of course, I'm not sure this produces either of those either. :(
It's better than reinterpret_cast for most purposes. Not sure about
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