Alternatives to pointers?

Jonathan M Davis newsgroup.d at
Fri Sep 29 03:37:53 UTC 2017

On Friday, September 29, 2017 01:51:36 Jerry via Digitalmars-d wrote:
> I miss ref variables, for the simple fact that using the square
> brackets with a ref variable doesn't access the pointer. Don't
> know how many times I've accidentially used a pointer as an
> array. Not very easy to catch especially if the object has
> pointers to other objects of the same type. Possibly adding
> something like this, if ref variables are off the table?
> @noarray int* value;
> value[x] = 10; // compile error, pointer is not an array.

You could always create a wrapper struct for the pointer and then not
overload opIndex.

- Jonathan M Davis

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