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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-01-26 11:19:47

"Andy Little" <andy_at_[hidden]> writes:

> "Andy Little" <andy_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> news:dr8qlg$ken$
>> "David Abrahams" wrote
>>> It's simple: it's a cast you use when the source type is implicitly
>>> convertible to the target type, to force the implicit conversion.
>>> It's less liberal than static_cast, which will convert in the opposite
>>> direction.
>> Hows the attached? Its <libs/conversion/index.html> with the above info on
>> implicit_cast
>> added.
> I can see the attachments mangled. Here's the text.

In future send your attachment as a patch and it will come through OK.

So, thanks, but it's not really sufficient. Linking to the header is
really unacceptable, IMO. It should link to an HTML file with a
specification of the signature of implicit cast, its requirements,
effects, etc., and preferably, an example.

P.S. I can see that I already wrote a test for implicit_cast, so
     consider yourself lucky that I'm not asking you for one of those

P.P.S. I'm actually very grateful that you've done anything; I'm just
       trying to scam you into finishing the job and doing it right

Dave Abrahams
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