[Issue 447] frontend: writeable string constants
newshound at digitalmars.com
Thu Oct 26 17:25:35 PDT 2006
Thomas Kuehne wrote:
> Sure, it is a lot of work and the current solution is only a start.
> (for the time beeing you could replace "const_cast<char *>" with "mem.strdup")
> "Pritty sure" is nice but having as much as possible automatic
> detections is more important to me in the long run.
I've fixed a lot of bugs in dmd over the years (you know that as well as
anyone!). Not one of them would have been found by const-correctness.
I've used const-correctness in the past, and it never found any bugs
My bugs tend to be cases I hadn't thought of, i.e. unexpected
interactions between features.
> Trying to clean up the frontend for 64bit proved surpisingly hard.
> 64bit builds with gcc and icc show different behaviours.
> Seemingly simple test cases like
> http://dstress.kuehne.cn/run/l/large_id_01_D.d and
> fail for 64bit but pass for 32bit builds. etc.
I'm very interested in folding in the changes necessary to fix this.
I've already folded in the ones listed in the bug reports here (they'll
be in the next update).
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