Casting Operators


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There are several casting operators specific to the C++ language. These operators are intended to remove some of the ambiguity and danger inherent in old style C language casts. These operators are:

Use const_cast and reinterpret_cast as a last resort, since these operators present the same dangers as old style casts. However, they are still necessary in order to completely replace old style casts.