nogc v0.5.0 - DIP1008 works!

Mike Franklin slavo5150 at
Fri May 24 23:10:36 UTC 2019

On Friday, 24 May 2019 at 11:41:12 UTC, Atila Neves wrote:
> I'd been holding off on announcing this until DIP1008 actually 
> got implemented, and now it has:
> This dub package has a @nogc version of `std.conv.text` (which 
> probably isn't as good yet) that, instead of returning a 
> `string` returns an `automem.vector.Vector` of char. This 
> handles managing memory allocation for the exception message 
> itself in `NoGcException`, which does what it says on the tin. 
> Confused? Here's some code:

Ok, so exceptions don't rely on the GC anymore.  That's super 
cool.  However, they are still classes.  So does that mean they 
also need RTTI (i.e. TypeInfo)?  BetterC builds and some of use 
trying to use D in a pay-as-you-go fashion intentionally 
eliminate RTTI from the runtime.  Is there any way we can take 
this a bit further to no longer require RTTI?  Do exceptions even 
necessarily need to be classes?


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