Alternatives to pointers?

Jerry hurricane at
Sat Sep 30 18:42:12 UTC 2017

On Saturday, 30 September 2017 at 08:27:26 UTC, Timon Gehr wrote:
> On 29.09.2017 03:51, Jerry 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.
> void main()@safe{
>     int x;
>     int* value;
>     value[x]=10;
> }
> Error: safe function 'D main' cannot index pointer 'value'

Need it in unsafe/trusted code though.

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