how to do this meta-programming? print the address of random element's address of a variable length of arrays?
mingwu at gmail.com
Sun Sep 13 07:00:36 UTC 2020
On Sunday, 13 September 2020 at 01:25:43 UTC, mw wrote:
> On Saturday, 12 September 2020 at 20:29:40 UTC, Paul Backus
>> If you have a "real-life" application in mind for this, I'd be
>> curious to hear what it is.
> I'm wrapping a C library, trying to write a single D function /
> template that can work with a group of C functions, hence I
> need that kind of signature I described.
> I'll post the code when I'm ready.
Here it is: D wrapper for https://ta-lib.org/
I end up using C macro to generate D functions, the single
template is this one:
#define DECL_TA_FUNC(TA_FUNC, FUNC_INS, FUNC_OUTS,
and the macro instantiations are on line 144, 158, 168:
DECL_TA_FUNC(TA_MA, MA_INS, MA_OUTS, (MA_optInTimePeriod-1))
DECL_TA_FUNC(TA_RSI, RSI_INS, RSI_OUTS, RSI_optInTimePeriod)
DECL_TA_FUNC(TA_MACD, MACD_INS, MACD_OUTS,
the generated D functions are here:
you can take a look of the 3 generated functions to see the
similarities, and pay attention to:
-- func decl: TA_xxx( <out array params>, <in options> )
-- assertions on <out arrays>
-- func calls: TA_xxx_Lookback(<in options>)
-- func call: talib.TA_xxx(<in options>, <transformed out
arrays>, <also note: &begin, &num>)
There are a number of C macro tricks was used, which I just did
some googling to be able to get it done in C -- and with the
added benefits that I can directly see the generated source file
to debug in the development process.
I think it's a non-trivial task to get this compile-time
meta-programming done in D, if it can be done at all (I'm not
Anyone want to give it a try? and submit a PR :-)
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