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From: Thorsten Ottosen (nesotto_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-08-16 10:40:07

"David Abrahams" <dave_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> "Thorsten Ottosen" <nesotto_at_[hidden]> writes:

> > What's the difference in the generated object code?
> Thorsten, the difference is in fragility over time with maintenance.
> That's why the compiler issues the warning. Any decent beginner's
> book on C++ will advise you to eschew all casts, and prefer the
> new-style ones. Do you really need to have the fundamentals of good
> C++ programming practice explained?

no. I always use const_cast in my own code. so that is why I believe it
be there for a reason.

> Incidentally, if you find that the proper C++ construct is "less
> portable. somehow." you should use BOOST_WORKAROUND to isolate the
> compiler for which it fails to work, if only so that the reason for
> the workaround is documented.

yes, in a perfect world.

I can change it and then we can see if it breaks anything.


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