[Winpcap-users] Re: [error]'pcap_dump' : cannot convert parameter 1 from 'struct pcap_dumper *' to 'unsigned char *'

Guy Harris guy at alum.mit.edu
Mon May 15 17:06:53 GMT 2006

joe kibz wrote:
> It worked , i was wondering though won't a typecast from struct to char* 
> result in MASSIVE data loss ?

No.  That's not how C-derived languages work; they rely, for better or 
worse, on pointers to objects of type X being convertable to "char *" or 
"void *" and then back to pointers to objects of type X without loss of 

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