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Subject: Re: [boost] [Review] Boost.Convert library, last day
From: Vicente BOTET (vicente.botet_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-05-03 11:56:21

> Message du 03/05/11 14:20
> De : "Thomas Heller"
> A : boost_at_[hidden]
> Copie à :
> Objet : Re: [boost] [Review] Boost.Convert library, last day
> Sorry, this statement is wrong.
> At the very least convert::from returns exactly one thing which is
> this converter thingy,
> which is implicitly converted to either convert::result or T. And
> yes, this means that
> the result is different based on the LHS of from, which is out of your
> control and doomed to fail.
> I wonder how much codes breaks by having this.
> Consider the following example:
> #include
> #include
> template
> void f(std::basic_string string)
> {}
> int main()
> {
> f(boost::convert::from(123));
> }
> Which is not working because of this design flaw I constantly keep
> mocking about.
> Sorry to be the party pooper here. But your design is just confusing
> and does not
> really work like you are advertising it.

I've the impression that if what you are saying is right, this is a show stopper for the adoption of this interface.
Could you show the compile error?


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