Visual D 0.50.0-beta1 released

Bert Bert at
Sun Jul 28 04:59:13 UTC 2019

On Wednesday, 24 July 2019 at 15:32:01 UTC, Rainer Schuetze wrote:
> On 24/07/2019 08:33, Bert wrote:
>> On Tuesday, 23 July 2019 at 20:57:17 UTC, Rainer Schuetze wrote
>>> As it turned out, the problem was (again?) a false entry in 
>>> the class
>>> name cache that was added when an invalid pointer (including 
>>> null) was
>>> evaluated (and its dynamic was tried to be determined). 
>>> Stupid bug, but
>>> that happens.
>>> You can try the fixed version of MagoNatCC.dll from 
>> That worked! I still find it very odd that it would exhibit it 
>> with irrelevant lines of code removed. Was that changing the 
>> cached version or something? Remember I basically have several 
>> Q's in my program all virtually identical and some would work 
>> and others wouldn't.
>> Could you post some of the code that you fixed(or I guess push 
>> it to master) when you get a chance... I'm just curious to 
>> what it looks like. While such bugs are very annoying and 
>> better coding methods should be used, I imagine that this type 
>> of scenario for interface resolution is probably well 
>> localized and this would probably be the last bug fix for it? 
>> If not maybe some logging could be implemented. Interfaces 
>> should always be resolvable so if the code fails it is a bug 
>> in Visual D and having it logged in some way might help future 
>> cases.
> The bugfix commit is 
> The problem was that evaluating the dynamic type of any 
> uninitialized or null class/interface pointer could overwrite a 
> previously evaluated entry in the vtbl->class name cache 
> depending on what happens to be in an uninitialized local 
> variable.
> Hopefully the last bug in that area, but you never know. Adding 
> logging would help diagnosing bugs but would have to be more 
> global.


I can't imagine though why adding a simple field would screw the 
code up.


class X {} // works.
class Y { int y; } // fails.

I would think that such things would have no effect on the 
pointer value?

Can you explain to me, for my own edification, why removing those 
non-essential lines would produce the effect?

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