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Subject: Re: [boost] [Review] Boost.Convert library, last day
From: Stewart, Robert (Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-05-03 11:36:31

Christopher Jefferson wrote:

[snip massive overquotation]

> Out of interest, what would:
> auto str = boost::convert<std::string>::from(123);
> Do? If boost::convert stores by pointer/reference, it would be
> quite dangerous.

str would be a boost::convert<std::string>::converter, not a std::string as one would probably expect.

> I think making libraries 'auto safe' is a good idea, I expect
> to see auto usage shoot up very quickly, and libraries should
> do their best to work well with auto.

This may be one of the most compelling arguments against the current interface.

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

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