How to get to a class initializer through introspection?

Johan j at
Mon Aug 3 08:04:16 UTC 2020

On Sunday, 2 August 2020 at 23:59:23 UTC, Adam D. Ruppe wrote:
> On Sunday, 2 August 2020 at 22:25:19 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu 
> wrote:
>> Any ideas on how to do that via introspection? The fields are 
>> accessible, but not their default values.
> It is ugly but possible right now to pull in the symbol via 
> extern(C).
> See line 20 in my latest blog's example:
> ldc complains but it is a type mismatch not a fundamental 
> barrier, I just didn't figure out the right thing to silence it 
> yet.
>> It seems like __traits(type, getInitializer) might be 
>> necessary.
> but yes this would be generally nicer anyway imo.

That for that post Adam, I've been trying the same thing lately.
It's needed to fix this:


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