[cfe-commits] Better const_cast support

Eli Friedman eli.friedman at gmail.com
Fri Sep 26 12:56:02 PDT 2008

On Fri, Sep 26, 2008 at 12:27 PM, Sebastian Redl
<sebastian.redl at getdesigned.at> wrote:
> Also, would it make sense to issue an extension warning? I wish comp.std.c++
> was active.

Possibly; not sure.

>>> +  // Since we're dealing in canonical types, the remainder must be the
>>> same.
>>> +  // FIXME: These must not be function or member function types.
>> This one is a little tricky... you have to watch out for cases where
>> the const gets cast off of a pointer type rather than the function
>> type.
> Not really. The standard is pretty clear on this: no pointer to function, no
> matter how many levels of indirection, is allowed in a const_cast.

Take the following code:
typedef int f(int);
f func;
f*const fp = func;
f** fpp = const_cast<f**>(&fp);

f*const* is a pointer to a const-qualified object type, and f** is a
pointer to the corresponding non-const-qualified type.

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