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Subject: Re: [boost] [lexical_cast] A suggestion
From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-02-08 12:52:19

on Mon Feb 02 2009, Alexander Nasonov <> wrote:

> Vladimir Batov <batov <at>> writes:
>> With no volunteeres coming forward , I am considering extending the
>> lexical_cast interface as described below. Is there any chance of that
>> change integrated?
> I'm againt this change. See my other messages in this thread for details.

I am too. Vladimir, I believe the functionality you want is badly
needed, but it shouldn't be part of lexical_cast. lexical_cast is
conceptually simple and should remain that way. The proper interface
for the functionality you seek should be considered without reference to

In fact, if we put together all the badly needed functionality that
overlaps with lexical_cast, and give it appropriate interfaces, I'm not
entirely convinced that there would be much use for lexical_cast

Dave Abrahams
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