std.reflection prototype

bitwise via Digitalmars-d digitalmars-d at
Sun Mar 29 22:06:13 PDT 2015

> This definitely should be a library solution.

In terms of what Andre was suggesting, I think my implementation 
is 90% of the way there, so if the will was there to add 
something like std.reflection to phobos, it wouldn't be much of a 

> But it seems silly, to not use code in druntime.

I kind of agree. If I had things my way, all reflection info for 
all classes would be compiler generated so that it was guaranteed 
to be there for tools, interop and such. If people were really 
worried about code bloat, the reflection info could simply be 
turned off with a -no-reflection flag or something.

In terms of playing around with the compiler and the type system, 
I'm not sure how helpful I could be right now. I'm pretty sure 
comprehension will not be a problem, but I've got quite a bit of 
reading to do before I'm up to speed with whats going on with dmd 
and the type system.

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