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SubjectRe: [PATCH] remove some usesless casts
Jörn Engel wrote:

> Your definition of _unnecessary_ casts may differ from mine.
> Basically, every cast is unnecessary, except for maybe one or two - if
> that many.

Well we agree to differ then. In my experience casts are sometimes
necessary, and are often less clumsy than the alternatives (such as
unions). This is probably a generational thing, the fashion today is to
make languages much more strongly typechecked than before.

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