> On March 30, 2016, 5:03 p.m., Benjamin Bannier wrote:
> > 3rdparty/libprocess/src/process.cpp, line 1531
> > <https://reviews.apache.org/r/45489/diff/1/?file=1319590#file1319590line1531>
> >
> >     Here and below: Either explicitly assert that the `dynamic_cast` does 
> > not return `NULL`, or use `static_cast`.
> >     
> >     Since `Encoder` seems to implement its own idea of polymorphism it 
> > seems `static_cast` might fit better.
> 
> Neil Conway wrote:
>     Hmmm -- I thought `static_cast` was only safe for downcasts when the 
> parent class is non-virtual?

It is fine for most cases, but cannot be used e.g., in the presence of virtual 
*inheritance* (which isn't used here).


- Benjamin


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On March 30, 2016, 4:49 p.m., Neil Conway wrote:
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> (Updated March 30, 2016, 4:49 p.m.)
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> Review request for mesos and Ben Mahler.
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> Repository: mesos
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> Description
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> Casting from a parent class to a child class should not
> be done with reinterpret_cast.
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> Diffs
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>   3rdparty/libprocess/src/process.cpp 
> feaffa4334422ec3964f8d079f570061eaf390d2 
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> Diff: https://reviews.apache.org/r/45489/diff/
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> Testing
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> make check
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> Thanks,
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> Neil Conway
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