DIP1000: Scoped Pointers (Discussion)

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Mon Aug 22 11:02:20 PDT 2016

On Monday, 22 August 2016 at 17:22:28 UTC, H. S. Teoh wrote:
> I think it should be possible even with recursion, at least if 
> there is a non-recursive branch in the function(s). Of course, 
> it may not necessarily be *feasible* to implement the required 
> analysis in the compiler. But maybe for the simplest cases, 
> e.g.:
> 	auto func(...) {
> 		if (condition)
> 			return finalResult;
> 		else
> 			return func(...);
> 	}
> T

I must be missing something here, but isn't it trivial to infer 
attributes for a recursive function? By definition you either 
have a call to the current function, which is idempotent in 
regards to attributes, or some non-recursive work that is done, 
in which case you follow the normal inference algorithm. I know 
this is exactly the basic case that you have shown, but even for 
more complex cases such as mutually-recursive functions I can't 
see this being unmanageable.

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