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From: Mathias Gaunard (mathias.gaunard_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-05-09 06:13:55

Jody Hagins wrote:

> However, char, signed char, and unsigned char are different types.
> int8_t is supposed to be typedef'd as signed char, which is a different
> type than char. I do not see any reason lexical_cast<int8_t>() or
> lexical_cast<signed char>() should be treated the same way as
> lexical_cast<char> since the internal C++ type mechanisms treat "char"
> "signed char" and "unsigned char" as completely different types...

Quite an interesting idea.
So 'char' would be a character, but 'signed char' and 'unsigned char'
would be integers.

This behaviour might break some code, but I don't think 'signed char' or
'unsigned char' are much used to store characters.

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