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Down casting int to byte in generic class

Mehdi Gholam asked:

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Say we have the following (simplified version part of a bigger code base to show the problem):
public class someclass<T>
   public void somemethod(object obj)
       T o = (T)obj;

And we call the class as follows :
public void main()
   someclass<byte> s = new someclass<byte>();
   s.somemethod(1); // passing an int (the compiler should be passing a byte but it's not)

We get an invalid cast error. How can this be resolved.
Tags: C#


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