static arrays at runtime with templates ?

Emil emilper at
Mon Feb 4 19:14:38 UTC 2019

On Monday, 4 February 2019 at 16:08:38 UTC, XavierAP wrote:
> Static arrays are always allocated at run-time. It's the size 
> of the array that must be known at compile-time (in this case 
> via a template parameter).
> What's the advantage (or the essential difference) of
>     auto data = static_array!(int, 5);
> instead of
>     int[5] data;
> ? Just asking ;) but it's good to play.
> What does not compile on my end are the run-time parameters (3) 
> and (2)...?

you are correct ...

24 hours of being very satisfied with myself were good, but also 
good thing I did not quit and start looking for a D job

Can std.array.staticArray build static arrays with size known 
only at run time ? Now that I am not overcome with enthousiasm it 
looks like it too needs to know the size.

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