Constant casting

Constant casting is when you are for example calling a external library function that does not understand the const (constant) type and so you will need to take it off because the program will do something funny otherwise, crash. etc..

Here is a example code of a const_cast

#include <iostream>
 
using namespace std;
 
int exampleextenalfuction(int value)
{
	// you can alter the value if you want to, since it is not longer a constant value
	return value  + value;
}
 
int main()
{
	const int constvalue = 2;
 
	cout << constvalue << endl;
 
	cout << "Calling a external function that does not use constant types" << endl;
 
	cout << exampleextenalfuction(const_cast<int&>(constvalue)) << endl;
}

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