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From: Peter Dimov (pdimov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-11-12 18:53:34

Beman Dawes wrote:
> At 02:26 PM 11/12/2004, Peter Dimov wrote:
>> I still don't get it. I guess that we need code. Either way, it is
>> the user doing the conversion. They aren't helped one bit.
> Yes, either way the user has to supply the conversion code. But
> without direct support, the user must call that code manually (or
> more likely in a user written wrapper.) But if path directly supports
> user conversions, then the conversion functions are called
> automatically by path objects when needed, and that is a win for the
> user.

Let's illustrate this with an example. I have a path type X that stores
UTF-8 and a path type Y that stores Shift-JIS, both are instantiations of
basic_path<char, Tr> for some TrX and TrY.

How do you envision the conversion being called (a converting constructor,
explicit, implicit, a dedicated function) and which of TrX and TrY will be
used for the conversion?


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