digitalmars.D - toImpl deprecated, use opCast instead?
- Manu (14/14) Jun 07 2012 Seriously?...
Seriously? I perceive to!T and cast(T) as fundamentally different operations. How can opCast correctly perform the role of to! ? cast() is a low level type cast, to! implies a conversion of some kind. If you have a pointer type, I assume cast to operate on the pointer, and to! to perform a conversion of the thing it represents. to!int("12345") or cast(int)"12345" to!JSONValue(obj) or cast(JSONValue)obj cast(string)obj <- appears to be a primitive cast operator, communicates nothing to me about the expected format of the string produced The cast approach feel really wrong to me... I need to do conversion between some fairly complex types. to! feels appropriate, but cast() just seems weird... Have I missed something?
Jun 07 2012