From: Dan Day (coolmandan_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-05-09 00:02:39
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On 5/8/07, Mathias Gaunard wrote:
>Dean Michael Berris wrote:
>> I still think the
>> semantics of `lexical_cast("127")` should allow for the
>> conversion to happen -- either convert to a 'short int' then assign to
>> a char, if that makes any sense.
>There is no way to distinguish int8_t and char. They are both aliases to
>the same type.
>Welcome to the wonderful world of typedefs.
Maybe I'm just short-sighted, but it seems to me this really isn't a
problem. A lexical_cast conversion from char * -> char doesn't make much
practical sense in my mind except for grabbing the first character in the
string, which can be done numerous other ways. AFAICS, lexical_cast could be
specialized for char * -> char for such conversions as the OP desires. To
me, that would be far more useful than the current behavior.
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