CTFE history

bearophile bearophileHUGS at lycos.com
Fri Nov 19 08:55:53 PST 2010


> There was absolutely no influence from constexpr.

I suspected this.

> the key idea of Mars was dynamic
> arrays and array slices. In the oldest file in the DMD source code, they
> are called "Jupiter arrays".

Wonderful. I presume no other language in Reddit threads sports that language feature. They sound even better than Judy arrays... ;-)

> Essentially, we followed the implications of the existing language, and
> ended up with CTFE.

I see, thank you for the info. So you have given an important starting help to the creation of the CTFE idea.
There is enough material to write a not too much boring article about this five years long story.

> But tt would not be very difficult to implement a check for that.

Very good, then it may be added later, if necessary.

> Still, CTFE functions are always going to fail when they divide by zero, exceed array bounds, etc.

Compile-time exceptions may be possible. They may help a little on this.

Bye and thank you,

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