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Subject: Re: [boost] construe_cast, call for interest and feedback
From: vicente.botet (vicente.botet_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-10-09 10:21:26

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From: "PB" <newbarker_at_[hidden]>
To: <boost_at_[hidden]>
Sent: Saturday, October 09, 2010 2:42 PM
Subject: Re: [boost] construe_cast, call for interest and feedback

> Rather than introducing another casting method, could lexical_cast be
> reworked internally to build upon Spirit? That way previous
> investments in lexical_cast will just work faster with no changes,
> Also, I won't need to stop and think which one I should be using.
> The other comment I have is about compilation times with Spirit. Would
> a client of construe_cast be pulling in the Spirit headers? If so, my
> compiler (VC9/VS2008) would take a lot longer to build the compilation
> unit. I don't mind this overhead for source files that are using
> Spriit to do non-trivial parsing, but for casts to/from ints and
> strings which are very common, I wouldn't want to wait for such long
> compiles.

I think this is the major advantage of making a diiferent class, you will be able to choose run-time versus compile-time improvements.


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