What type does byGrapheme() return?

Steven Schveighoffer schveiguy at gmail.com
Tue Dec 31 21:36:56 UTC 2019

On 12/31/19 4:22 PM, H. S. Teoh wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 31, 2019 at 04:02:47PM -0500, Steven Schveighoffer via Digitalmars-d-learn wrote:
>> On 12/31/19 2:58 PM, H. S. Teoh wrote:
>>> On Tue, Dec 31, 2019 at 09:33:14AM -0500, Steven Schveighoffer via Digitalmars-d-learn wrote:
>>>> e.g.:
>>>> writeln(" Text = ", gr1.map!((ref g) => g[]).joiner.to!string);
>>> [...]
>>> Unfortunately this doesn't work. Somehow the ref parameter doesn't
>>> match whatever it is std.algorithm.map is trying to pass to it.
>> Huh, it seemed to work for me. Got the full "Robert" with an R. map
>> does support ref-ness. Maybe you didn't put ref in the right place?
> Here's my full non-working code:
> 	import std;
> 	void main() {
> 		auto x = "Bla\u0301hbla\u0310h\u0309!";
> 		auto r = x.byGrapheme;
> 		writefln("%s", r.map!((ref g) => g[]).joiner.to!string);
> 	}
> The compiler says:
> 	/usr/src/d/phobos/std/algorithm/iteration.d(604): Error: template D main.__lambda1 cannot deduce function from argument types !()(Grapheme), candidates are:
> 	test.d(5):        __lambda1
> 	/usr/src/d/phobos/std/algorithm/iteration.d(499): Error: template instance test.main.MapResult!(__lambda1, Result!string) error instantiating
> 	test.d(5):        instantiated from here: map!(Result!string)
> What did I do wrong?

auto r = x.byGrapheme.array;

This is how Robert originally had it if you look a few messages up.

Otherwise, it's not an lvalue.

The fact that a Grapheme's return requires you keep the grapheme in 
scope for operations seems completely incorrect and dangerous IMO (note 
that operators are going to always have a ref this, even when called on 
an rvalue). So even though using ref works, I think the underlying issue 
here really is the lifetime problem.


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