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Subject: Re: [boost] Old style casts and Boost style guidelines
From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-09-16 02:13:18

On Mon, 15 Sep 2008 21:01:48 -0400, Stefan Seefeld <seefeld_at_[hidden]>
> Peter Dimov wrote:
>> In this case, though, the meaning is unambiguous. (Y*)0 is - obviously
>> - a null pointer "literal" of type Y*. So it's nice. :-)
> It's a pitty that function-style casts are invalid here, since pointers
> don't have constructors. :-)

I don't think that's the reason; this is valid:

  typedef int* intp;
  intp x = intp();

David Abrahams
Boostpro Computing

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