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From: Edward Diener (eldiener_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-05-07 13:48:19

Sebastian Redl wrote:
> Paul A Bristow wrote:
>> I also recollect that I never understood why
>> zz = lexical_cast<int>("0xffff"); // Fails!
>> However I was more concerned about the floating-point problems, now sorted out,
>> and I didn't waste any brain activity on it.
> That's because all lexical cast does is create a string stream and use
> the extractor to get the value out. The int extractor doesn't parse code
> style integers. It just looks at the base flag (oct, dec or hex) and
> expects the number to be in this format.

My understanding is that if the istringstream sees a string starting
with Ox or 0X it should automatically parse it as a hexadecimal value.

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