Re: [guppi-list] Re: text import glitch
- From: "Asger Alstrup Nielsen" <alstrup diku dk>
- To: <guppi-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: [guppi-list] Re: text import glitch
- Date: Wed, 31 Mar 1999 12:34:46 +0200
> Sometimes you just have no choice but to down-cast. Guppi, for
> example, needs to know that certain things that should be a RealSet
> are in fact a RealSet. Now maybe it would be more correct to use a
> dynamic_cast<> for that. But as long as you don't use them stupidly,
> the introduction of magic numbers can make life easier... so why not
> put them in and at least open up that option.
I agree that it is necessary to have type information in the DataSets.
However, I think that a string interface is more useful: Then, the HoleSet can
construct a string to say that it's a "holed realset".
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