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From: Doug Gregor (dgregor_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-02-16 13:25:59

On Feb 16, 2005, at 12:02 PM, Stefan Slapeta wrote:

> Vladimir Prus wrote:
>> Currently, boost::any supports two kinds of conversion:
>> 1. Unchecked conversion to pointer (NULL is returned if conversion is
>> impossible)
>> 2. Checked conversion to value type (exception is thrown if
>> conversion is impossible)
>> I'd like to have another variant -- checked conversion to reference.
>> [...]
> I'm very in favor of this. It has been proposed multiple times and
> Kevlin once told me he is going to extend any_cast this way, but it
> seems he is too busy.

The patch looks good. Vladimir, please check it in. A documentation
update and an announcement of the change for the Boost 1.33.0 web page
would also be appreciated.


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