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GeneralRe: DateTime.Now vs. GetSystemTime Pin
Bernhard Hiller2-Jun-14 21:35
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GeneralRe: DateTime.Now vs. GetSystemTime Pin
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GeneralSuccessfully writing to a string literal Pin
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GeneralRe: Successfully writing to a string literal Pin
Indivara19-May-14 5:17
professionalIndivara19-May-14 5:17 
It only works the other way, you can't put a non-const pointer in a const (without casting).

Ignore that, it is clearly incorrect, I'm the one who got it backwards. See below instead.
const char * const_ptr;
char * non_const_ptr;
 
// The following three are OK
const_ptr = non_const_ptr;
const_ptr = "literal";
non_const_ptr = "literal";
 
// Causes a compiler error
non_const_ptr = const_ptr;


modified 19-May-14 22:35pm.

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GeneralThe Exception to the C# Rules Pin
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GeneralVB6 code that emits VB6 code Pin
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GeneralI can't set title for this post!!! Pin
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GeneralRe: I can't set title for this post!!! <- then what's that? You trying to confuse me? Pin
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GeneralSome useful extension methods Pin
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