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[Voted into the WP at the March, 2011 meeting.]N3092 comment GB 22
It is not permitted to use reinterpret_cast to convert between pointers to object type and pointers to void.
See also issue 573.
Proposed resolution (August, 2010):
Change 220.127.116.11 [expr.reinterpret.cast] paragraph 7 as follows:
A pointer to an objectcan be explicitly converted to a pointer to a different object type.70 When a prvalue v of type “pointer to T1” is converted to the type “pointer to cv T2”, the result is static_cast<cv T2*>(static_cast<cv void*>(v)) if both T1 and T2 are standard-layout types (6.8 [basic.types]) and the alignment requirements of T2 are no stricter than those of T1. Converting a prvalue of type “pointer to T1” to the type “pointer to T2” (where T1 and T2 are object types and where the alignment requirements of T2 are no stricter than those of T1) and back to its original type yields the original pointer value. The result of any other such pointer conversion is unspecified.
(Note: this resolution depends on that of issue 573.)