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From: Rozental, Gennadiy (gennadiy.rozental_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-03-26 15:03:23

> My contribution to the discussion is that I don't think supporting C++
> language subsets is worth complicating the interface in the way you
> propose. Maybe lexical_cast<T*>(whatever) should return 0 on failure
> and that should be enough for those who can't handle the exceptions we
> want to throw... though I don't know how (or if) that interacts with
> things like char const*.

It's not that I could not handle the exception (exception-less interface is
another topic that should be discussed separately).
See my other post on consequences of including of <typeinfo>.


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