Re: type cast error

James Kanze <>
Mon, 2 Mar 2009 03:01:40 -0800 (PST)
On Mar 1, 9:11 pm, Andre <> wrote:


Network.cpp:112: error: invalid conversion from \u2018int*\u2019 to \u201=


Network.cpp:112: error: initializing argument 6 of \u2018ssize_t recvfr=


(int, void*, size_t, int, sockaddr*, socklen_t*)\u2019

regarding the following piece of code

      socklen_t sourceAddressLength = sizeof(struct sockaddr_in);
      * messageToReceiveLength = recvfrom(localSocketFd,
                                          * messageToReceiveLength,
                                          (struct sockaddr *)

I also tried "socklen_t sourceAddressLength =
static_cast<socklen_t> (sizeof(struct sockaddr_in));", but I
get the same errors.

I can't reproduce it on my maching, but a priori, from the
error message, you have a problem with the definition of
socklen_t (which is required by Posix to be an integer type with
at least 32 bits). My guess is that somewhere locally there is
a definition of socklen_t, to something different from what it
is defined as in the Posix header.

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