Andrei Alexandrescu SeeWebsiteForEmail at erdani.org
Sun Aug 9 13:20:03 UTC 2020

On 8/2/20 11:34 AM, Timon Gehr wrote:
> On 01.08.20 18:12, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
>> Reading a bit more about TypeInfo and related stuff, I figure (and 
>> correct me if I'm wrong) that the entire machinery is currently used 
>> for the following purposes (only):
>> * Built-in associative arrays (which ought to be phased out)
>> * Inform the GC of what it needs to scan (provided in an awkward 
>> manner though, this is subject to a later discussion)
>> * Dynamic cast information for class objects
>> * Object creation for Object.factory() (which also should be phased out)
> There's also its toString. I have on occasion used 
> writeln(typeid(classInstance));

Noted, thanks.

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