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Subject: Re: [boost] boost/pool/pool.hpp why reinterpret_cast instead ofstatic_cast?
From: Joseph Gauterin (joseph.gauterin_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-03-13 09:22:56

It's my understanding that static_casting the result of malloc is well
defined behaviour, whereas using reinterpret_cast isn't.

>Casting from void* to T* (or X* to Y*) is precisely when I'd use
>reinterpret_cast (and, indeed, it's not much use for anything else).

Because the result of a reinterpret_cast is implementation defined,
it's only really useful when writing code that has implementation
defined results by neccessity (endian handling code for example).

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