typecast overloading

This is a discussion on typecast overloading within the C++ Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; Hopefully most of us know about things like static_cast... I'm not referring to those though.. say you have a class ...

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    typecast overloading

    Hopefully most of us know about things like static_cast... I'm not referring to those though..

    say you have a class called "any"

    And you want to be able to do this:

    (int)someany;

    or

    int(someany);

    is there a way to write this, or will C++ not let you create them for the built in types?

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    Why would you want to cast a class to an int? If you want an integer representation of a class, just make a member function or operator for the class that gives you an integer. I don't think that casting a class to an int is possible, not sure though. You can cast an int* to a class* with reinterpret_cast<>

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    My thinking is then you could pass an object to a function that wouldn't normally expect it

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