[linux-elitists] Nobody's favorite language? C++ and free software
Tue Apr 1 08:21:58 PST 2003
On Wed, 2003-03-26 at 16:54, Martin Pool wrote:
> The thing I would most like in C is const_cast, reinterpret_cast,
> etc. That could make it a lot safer. Perhaps they could be done as
> some kind of gcc attribute(())-like system.
The distinction was required in C++ because of run-time type
identification, required for certain types of templated polymorphism. I
don't see the need in C. Please feel free to explain how you would use
it, as I'm willing to believe that I could be way off base here.
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