On 8/21/22 19:10, Walt Karas wrote:
Yes I'd bet big this technique is an often reinvented wheel.

Why do you prefer two static casts involving void * over a reinterpret cast? Also, your C style cast is really a reinterpret cast. I think the reason for having reinterpret cast is that it's a (greppable) warning that something is dangerous.  And this technique is fairly dangerous, mistakes can elude static checking.

Yeah I just got the habit of not using any reinterpret_casts from the Boost community standards, so it's just another way of writing them down.

And I wasn't sure how alignments and little to big endian machines would convert them.



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