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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-09-28 08:05:46

Maxim Yegorushkin wrote:

> In generic code lexical_cast<> is sometimes used as a cast to the same
> type. I would like to shortcut this rather then going all the way by
> writing it to a stream and reading back.

Do you mean you sometimes use lexical_cast to cast between two types,
neither of which is std::string? Could you tell why it's usefull -- it's
very interesting since I never needed that myself. Wouldn't some more
direct cast be more appropriate in that case?

- Volodya

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