From: Martin (adrianm_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-04-26 02:57:31
I have earlier suggested that lexical_cast adds locale support so you can
actually use it to parse something else than unformatted integers but the
reply quoted the following text from the documentation:
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- It is also worth mentioning future non-directions: anything that involves
adding extra arguments for a conversion operation is not being considered. A
custom keyword cast, such as lexical_cast, is intended to look like a
built-in cast operator: built-in cast operators take only a single operand.
Where a higher degree of control is required over conversions, the standard
stringstream offers a more appropriate path. Where non-stream-based
conversions are required, lexical_cast is the wrong tool for the job, and so
it won't be special-cased for such scenarios.
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