Question about: ("1.1").to!int;

Joseph Rushton Wakeling joseph.wakeling at
Fri Oct 23 14:52:47 UTC 2020

On Friday, 23 October 2020 at 14:16:50 UTC, user1234 wrote:
> The third case is just like `cast(int) 1.1` it's not _at 
> programmer request_ from my point of view

If the programmer explicitly writes a `to!int` or the 
`cast(int)`, then it's pretty clearly at their request.  And it's 
unambiguous what they are asking for.

But if the input to the conversion is a string, it's important 
that the conversion fail unless the string is an unambiguous 
representation of the intended destination type.  Otherwise, 
there is more than one data conversion going on, and one of them 
is being hidden from the programmer.

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