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Subject: Re: [boost] [1.44][Serialization] fails to compile on OSX universal
From: Dave Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-08-21 06:55:59

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On Aug 20, 2010, at 9:09 PM, Emil Dotchevski <emil_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> One option is to "fix" them anyway. Unfortunately, a lot of times this
> involves casting, and in general I find it ill-advised to use a cast
> to suppress a warning. Think about it: casts are used to tell the
> compiler to do something it wouldn't normally do because it is
> dangerous. This is true for all casts, including the ones people
> sprinkle around to "fix" warnings.

True, but you can often avoid those casts by allowing (presumably safer) implicit conversions to do the same work,e.g. instead of static_cast<Base&>(derived), declare and initialize a named Base&.

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