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From: John Maddock (john_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-06-28 08:24:21

> I am writing a template class that processes several types. However my
> problem is that when the type of the template is boost::shared_ptr<P> (and
> only in that case) I need to do a boost::dynamic_pointer_cast<P> inside a
> method.
> So, I searched boost::type_traits library but could not find anything to
> detect a shared_ptr type at compile time. I would appreciate any ideas of
> how this could be implemented.

Easy: not a traits class, but a function overload:

template <class To, class From>
To* my_cast(From* p)
{ return dynamic_cast<To*>(p); }

template <class To, class From>
shared_ptr<To> my_cast(shared_ptr<From> p)
{ return dynamic_pointer_cast<From>(p); }

Then call


rather than:



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