Why are void contents marked as having pointers?
none at anon.com
Sun May 31 13:44:48 PDT 2009
> Vladimir Panteleev wrote:
>> This isn't about performance, this is about having one thousand casts
>> all over my code. It becomes a burden to cast everything to ubyte
>> when working with abstract binary data. For example, when building a
>> MIME multipart message with binary fields, every line needs to have a
>> cast in it - when we could have just used the ~= operator to append
>> to a void.
> Another alternative would be to allow implicitly casting arrays of any
> type to const(ubyte) which is always safe.
sounds like something that might work.
> But I think this is too
> much ado about nothing - you're avoiding the type system to start
I'm not sure he is (or at least, he is in a very well defined way; "I need
to look at this data as its bytes")
> so use ubyte, insert a cast, and call it a day. If you have too
> many casts, the problem is most likely elsewhere
You might be correct, but I don't think any of us have enough info right
now to make that assertion.
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