[vlc-devel] [PATCH 1/2] ActiveX: fireOnMediaPlayerBufferingEvent/fireOnMediaPlayerTimeChangedEvent/fireOnMediaPlayerPositionChangedEvent small fix

Sergey Radionov rsatom at gmail.com
Thu Nov 17 11:54:06 CET 2011

2011/11/17 Tristan Lanfrey <tristan.lanfrey at gmail.com>

> 2011/11/17 Sergey Radionov <rsatom at gmail.com>
>> But not, it has one more:
>> "C cast" is closer to C++ dynamic_cast<>, then to static_cast<>. So it
>> allow catch problems when static_cast's argument type changed to
>> inconsistent with <destination type> (it will be compilation error), but "C
>> cast" will not show even warning...
> Hi,
> Maybe this should rather go on a C++ newsgroup/forum but I think a slight
> correction is needed.
> While it's true that static_cast<> is stricter than a c-style cast, and
> therefore will produce more warnings/errors (one could say it is safer,
> although one still has to know what they're doing), saying a c-style cast
> is closer to a dynamic_cast<> than a static_cast<> is wrong.
> A c-style cast has nothing dynamic in it, the cast happens at compile
> time. There is no runtime check at all with c-style casts.

I am absolutely agree with that correction. I mean reinterpret_cast<> of
course :)

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