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From: Maxim Yegorushkin (e-maxim_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-09-28 08:00:21

David Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> Alexander Nasonov <alnsn_at_[hidden]> writes:
>> David Abrahams wrote:
>>> I can think of other uses. You might lexical_cast T->T in order to
>>> normalize the value somehow.


>> I can think of UDT that has some non-serialized members and those
>> members you could reset. lexical_cast is not a best tool for this,
>> IMO.
> Maybe, maybe not. Sometimes convenience is more important than doing
> it the best way. It's almost always better to provide uniformity than
> to have special cases that break because they *might* just be an
> error.

I would like a cast to do cast only, not normalize. For normalize I would
use something named appropriately, so that a reader of my code wouldn't be

Maxim Yegorushkin

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