Accessing static data of functions

WebFreak001 at
Tue Oct 19 14:08:31 UTC 2021

On Tuesday, 19 October 2021 at 13:36:24 UTC, Mike Parker wrote:
> On Tuesday, 19 October 2021 at 11:12:12 UTC, Timon Gehr wrote:
>> The OP has a well-motivated use case. I don't understand at 
>> all why you are being this dismissive. The inability to 
>> serialize static variables scoped inside functions is clearly 
>> an arbitrary limitation that should be lifted.
> Sorry that I came off that way. I'm not opposed to the feature 
> at all. If someone wants to implement it, I expect it can get 
> by without a DIP. An enhancement request in Bugzilla should 
> suffice.
> I was responding to the OP's concern about users of the 
> library. Based on my experience, I just can't imagine it ever 
> being an issue. Of course, I may well be wrong.

I made a library before that would store the whole application 
state in a file, restart the application when an update on the 
filesystem exists and restore the state from the file 
automatically on startup in the new process using traits. I only 
had some fixed global variables but if you made that a library I 
can see serializing static variables as a good inclusion.

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