Request for C++ interface doc improvement
marc.glisse at inria.fr
Thu Jul 31 06:07:02 UTC 2014
On Wed, 30 Jul 2014, Jerome L Quinn wrote:
> I recently discovered the hard way that the mpz_class string constructor is
> explicit. Thus the following is a compile error:
> string s = "0";
> mpz_class a = s;
Yes. An implicit conversion from string would cause too much trouble. Note
that you can write it in 2 lines:
a = s;
> The docs didn't make this clear.
— Function: explicit mpz_class::mpz_class (const char *s, int base = 0)
— Function: explicit mpz_class::mpz_class (const string& s, int base = 0)
"explicit" is there...
> I'd like to suggest adding to the docs something like the following:
> Conversions from `string' or `char*' do not happen automatically.
> Construction must be explicit. For example,
> mpz_class a("245");
You can also write that as:
auto a = 245_mpz;
Where in the docs do you think some extra text would help?
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