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Subject: Re: [boost] Official warnings policy?
From: Stewart, Robert (Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-11-11 14:55:21

Steven Watanabe wrote:
> Stewart, Robert wrote:
> > I created a checked_cast that does a static_cast after
> > validating against the upper and lower bounds, when
> > necessary, for this very purpose. (Using TMP, it determines
> > the signedness of the types involved, their relative sizes,
> > etc., to compare as little as possible to validate the
> > conversion.)
> boost::numeric_cast does this, I think.

It's nearly the same, and I didn't know of it when I created mine. The only notable difference is that my cast doesn't truncate when converting to floating point types. Still, for the purposes of the test producing the unwanted warning, boost::numeric_cast is just the ticket.

Rob Stewart robert.stewart_at_[hidden]
Software Engineer, Core Software using std::disclaimer;
Susquehanna International Group, LLP

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