[phobos] Converting function pointers to delegates

Andrei Alexandrescu andrei at erdani.com
Sat Jan 30 17:12:09 PST 2010

Looks good. Long term the conversion function -> delegate should be put 
in the language, but David's code seems to do the trick for the time being.

I'll leave this up to Walter. Walter, do you have the time to implement 
  the function -> delegate implicit conversion? If not, I suggest we let 
David add his code to Phobos, either in std.typecons or std.functional. 
One personal preference: instead of delegateFromFunc I prefer toDelegate 
as it's a tad more in sync with other names.

Thanks David!


David Simcha wrote:
> A pretty significant wart of D is that function pointers and delegates 
> are completely incompatible.  I've come up with a good hack to convert 
> function pointers to delegates without any heap allocations or 
> additional storage besides the delegate itself being used.  In 
> particular, there are no heap allocations, closures, etc. involved.  
> However, calling a delegate created from a function pointer does still 
> incur two indirect function calls instead of one.  I've attached the 
> code.  Tell me what you think.
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