A lightweight module for class extensions in D

Robert Fraser fraserofthenight at gmail.com
Sat Dec 6 21:55:07 PST 2008

Nick Sabalausky wrote:
>> Unrelated (but the main reason I use visitors), I wish D could allow could 
>> declaring a virtual function in the class definition but implement it 
>> elsewhere (a la C++). So...
>> module1.d:
>> ----------
>> module module1;
>> class A { int foo(int x); }
>> module 2.d:
>> -----------
>> module module2;
>> import module1;
>> int A.foo(int x) { return x; }
> Sounds like you're thinking of something like C#'s partial classes, but with 
> the ability to say "Compiling should fail if I've forgotten to define bodies 
> for any of the following functions"? 

That's one way to think about it. I was thinking that in a C++ header 
file you o this:

class A { public: int foo(int x); }

And in another file you do this:

#include "A.h"
int A::foo(int x) { }

If foo is not implemented, the failure is at link time.

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