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Subject: Re: [boost] Current Guidance on Compiler Warnings?
From: Emil Dotchevski (emildotchevski_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-11-27 03:22:57

On Mon, Nov 26, 2018 at 2:15 PM Gavin Lambert via Boost <
boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> > Fact: the cast does not do the same thing as the implicit conversion.
> >
> > (The cast converts to the type you specify in the cast. The implicit
> > conversion converts to the target type.)
> No, the implicit conversion promotes to *some* type (usually one of int,
> unsigned, int64_t, or uint64_t), which is not necessarily the type of
> either.

In the end, the result does get converted to the target value type, since
it is being stored in a variable of that type.

I don't see your point though, are you saying that implicit conversions are
dangerous and we should avoid them, using casts every time an implicit
conversion might occur?

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