On Jan 28, 2009, at 1:20 PM, Edward Diener wrote:
> Is there a better way to fix this problem ?
Probably not without removing at least one conversion ctor or
conversion operator from MySQL++. This sort of ambiguous conversion
mess is just one of the consequences of a static type system that
allows overloading. There are simply some sensible things you might
want to do that have no way of being expressed unambiguously.
The flip side of that coin, of course, is something like Perl, so
flexible about conversions that you can easily lose data if you're not
You're welcome to dig into the sources to see if you can find the
conversion method that isn't pulling its own weight, and we can talk
about a v4 Wishlist item to remove it. Or, you can hack it out of
your own copy.