Date: Thu Mar 11 2004 - 13:06:01 EST
> I'm about to change UT_Vector to use C++ template. The patch will be
> huge and is about to break all the platforms (I'll handle Unix and MacOS
> The idea is to use UT_GenericVector as a template class, UT_Vector being
> a UT_GenericVector<void*>.
> Why am I doing that ?
> Because there is a lot of casting madness while these allow enforcing a
> stronger type checking.
> I was wondering whether anyone had any objection.
Can an MSVC developer test a fraction of what you attempt first?
There is folklore that says MSVC doesn't do templates. I just want to be
sure before you launch into this.
But as a general point I really like the idea. C++ is a type-safe
language. It sucks that we spend so much effort deliberately not using
this feature because we cast to void * for vectors.
Plus I'm sick of all those static casts from getNthItem(i)....
> If that is OK, then I'll templatize UT_Stack.
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