To cast, casting

If you want to change the datatype of a variable you have to use a technic called cast. For example if want to change an int to a float you could use the following syntax:

        int var1;
        float var2;

        var2 = (float)var1;

As it happens this example would never be used in practice because C would perform the conversion automatically. What this example does show is the cast operator () . This states, the result of the expression (in this case var1) is to be a data type of float.

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C++ changes to cast.


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