Detect uninitialized class var access

Paul Backus snarwin at
Sun Sep 25 11:22:15 UTC 2022

On Sunday, 25 September 2022 at 03:04:45 UTC, Tejas wrote:
> On Saturday, 24 September 2022 at 23:04:00 UTC, rassoc wrote:
>> On 9/24/22 15:28, Adam D Ruppe via Digitalmars-d-learn wrote:
>>> gdb --args ./your_program
>>> and then it will tell you all the details you want to know 
>>> about when this happens.
>> Thank you for your input, Adam.  Real shame that there's no 
>> built-in compiler solution and probably never will be 
>> according to [1]. :(
>> [1]
> AFAIK diagnostics like that are not possible because Walter 
> doesn't want to implement full blown dataflow analysis in the 
> compiler since it will slow down the compilation speed of dmd

Implementing such a diagnostic is equivalent, in the general 
case, to solving the halting problem. So even with dataflow 
analysis, there would always be cases where the compiler either 
fails to detect a potential null dereference (false negative), or 
detects one that can't actually happen at runtime (false 

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