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From: Sohail Somani (s.somani_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-07-05 19:44:33

> -----Original Message-----
> From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden]
> [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Emil Dotchevski
> > 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.

You're missing my point. I didn't say that dynamic_cast in this way is
bad, nor did I say someone would use const_cast. I was only pointing out
that there are those who will just do what they can to get it to look
like it works.

Restrict those people.


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