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From: Emil Dotchevski (emildotchevski_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-07-05 17:18:33

Sohail Somani wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden]
>> [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Emil Dotchevski
>>> Not to mention that the client can and will do it wrong.
>> I don't want to make a huge deal out of this because
>> ultimately I don't mind
>> hiding the dynamic_cast in a function get_exception_info. But
>> I am arguing
>> that this abstraction is not necessary because the only
>> implementation
>> possible is through a dynamic_cast (at least I can't think of another
>> possibility).
> Well for some people the only way to fix a const correctness related
> error is to remove the const. I can imagine people doing all sorts of
> (wrong)casts. IMHO, I think the api should constrain that freedom
> seeing as there *is* only one right way to do it!

Please let's keep this to the point. There are no const_casts in the
proposed Boost Exception library. If you think that the dynamic_cast can be
avoided, I'm very much interested to hear how. If you think the need for
dynamic_cast is a result of poor library design, I'm very much interested to
hear about any improvement ideas.


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