[LLVMdev] isa and friends as an alternative to dynamic cast?
ejones at uwaterloo.ca
Thu Apr 21 18:34:14 PDT 2005
I see a bunch of definitions scattered throughout LLVM, and I could not
find good documentation on them. I don't understand why they exist when
LLVM is being compiled with RTTI enabled. It seems to me that:
isa<T>(x) is a substitute for (dynamic_cast<T>(x) != NULL)
and there are some other similar casting tools defined in Casting.h. Why
should I use these instead of C++'s built-in features?
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