Re: casting to a derived class
I need to make software engineering decision to do with using a
derived data type in a container class. So for example, if I have an
Edge class, and I want to make a Edge object which contains two
NumberVertices instead of Vertices, I can either just use a non-
templated Edge class which stores pointers to my NumberVertices and
leave it up to the programmer to cast back again to NumberVertex (this
type of casting only works with pointers), or I can use a template
I've been looking around on info on this, and I can't decide which is
a better approach. I find using template classes gives you very
difficult to interpret error messages, but I wonder if using this
pointer/static cast approach will give me some typing problems later
What you're comparing is "run-time polymorphism" versus "compile-
time polymorphism". I bet if you search for those, you will find
more information which one is more appropriate in what case.
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