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From: Noel Yap (Noel.Yap_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-02-27 16:04:02

I'm using boost::any until boost::variant is out.

My question is about the syntax of boost::any_cast. Why does the follow
not work:
  return *boost::any_cast< double* >(
    &_attributeMap[ "securitized-balance" ] ) ;

while the following does:
  return *boost::any_cast< double >(
    &_attributeMap[ "securitized-balance" ] ) ;

IMHO, it would be more consistent with the existing casting operators
for the user to have to explicitly say the full type (eg double* )
rather than the casting operator implicitly knowing the type.


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