Fun with numbers - dammit, but I want a cast!

Erik Max Francis max at
Tue Aug 12 03:32:12 CEST 2003

Carl Banks wrote:

> It seems you didn't read what I wrote carefully.  I was talking about
> C, not C++.  Neither I nor the post I replied to mentioned C++ once.
> I mentioned the C standard several times, never the C++ standard.
> Type casts in C are as I described.

C++ was mentioned by the original poster; either way, C and C++ casts
act precisely the same in this context.  (float) 1 and *(float *) &i
have precisely the same meanings both in C and C++.

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