how to definition a non-const pointer that point a const var.
Jonathan M Davis
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Sat Aug 24 09:22:12 UTC 2019
On Saturday, August 24, 2019 12:48:33 AM MDT Max Haughton via Digitalmars-d-
> On Saturday, 24 August 2019 at 05:03:43 UTC, Jonathan M Davis
> > On Friday, August 23, 2019 10:14:56 PM MDT lili via
> > Digitalmars-d-learn wrote:
> >> Hi:
> >> In C we can definition const int *ncp_to_cv;
> >> or int * const cp_to_ncv;
> >> How to do this in D.
> > D uses parens to restrict how much of the type is const.
> > const int* - const pointer to const int
> > const(int*) - const pointer to const int
> > const(int)* - mutable pointer to const int
> > Similarly,
> > const(int*)* - mutable pointer to const pointer to const int
> > const(int)** - mutable pointer to mutable pointer to const int
> > D's const is transitive, so it's not possible to have a const
> > pointer to a mutable type.
> > - Jonathan M Davis
> As to const pointers to mutable types, it can be done in a
> library (Final in std.typecons). I don't know what the overhead
> is but I imagine it wraps it in a struct
You can create a wrapper struct that acts as a pointer and make it so that
the struct can't be assigned to, making it emulate const, but you can't
actually make it const, since that would make the wrapped pointer const as
well. Personally, I think that const pointers to mutable data are useless
anyway, but IIRC, there's a library somewhere on code.dlang.org that has a
struct that tries to emulate such a pointer, since it gets brought up from
time to time.
- Jonathan M Davis
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