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Boost Conversion Library

The Conversion Library improves program safety and clarity by performing otherwise messy conversions.  It includes cast-style function templates designed to complement the C++ Standard's built-in casts.

To reduce coupling, particularly to standard library IOStreams, the Boost Conversion Library is supplied by several headers:

Revised June 23, 2005