Idea: Introduce zero-terminated string specifier

Steven Schveighoffer schveiguy at
Tue Oct 2 12:31:46 PDT 2012

On Tue, 02 Oct 2012 15:17:42 -0400, David Nadlinger <see at>  

> On Tuesday, 2 October 2012 at 02:22:33 UTC, Steven Schveighoffer wrote:
>> @system char[] zstr(char *s) { return s[0..strlen(s)]; }
>> […]
>> Does it make sense for Phobos to provide such a shortcut in an obscure  
>> header somewhere?  Like std.cstring?  Or should we just say "roll your  
>> own if you need it"?
> I didn't look it up, so I could be making quite a fool of myself right  
> now, but doesn't to!string(char*) provide exactly that?

string is immutable.  Must allocate.

You fool :)  just kidding, honest mistake.


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