|Definitions of Typecast etc. email@example.com (2001-02-04)|
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|Date:||17 Feb 2001 01:31:18 -0500|
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firstname.lastname@example.org (RKRayhawk) schreibt:
>value typecasts - need other contributors here
>variable typecasts - need other contributors here
Just for completeness:
These terms are defined in Delphi, and describe the argument kind of the cast.
This distinction IMO is of little use, since a variable also is kind of an
The only essential difference, which I could find, applies assignments.
Only a variable typecast can result in an lval, which can be the target of an
assignment. In this case the size of the variable and casted type must be the
Thanks to your contribution I conclude, that type conversion and type cast
differ in the /object/ of the cast. A type cast, for itself, will /never/
modify the information on which it is applied, it only changes the
/interpretation/ of it's argument. A type conversion instead can (at least)
modify the /stored information/, on which it is applied.
Is that assumption correct?
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