no [] operator overload for type Chunks!(char[])

Malte no at valid.mail
Wed May 30 21:41:58 UTC 2018

On Wednesday, 30 May 2018 at 21:27:44 UTC, Ali Çehreli wrote:
> On 05/30/2018 02:19 PM, Malte wrote:
>> Why does this code complain at the last line about a missing 
>> [] operator overload?
>> auto buffer = new char[6];
>> auto chunked = buffer.chunks(3);
>> chunked[1][2] = '!';
>> Same happens with wchar.
>> Dchar and byte work as expected.
> UTF-8 auto decoding strikes again. :)
> Even though the original container is char[], passing it 
> through Phobos algorithms generated range of dchar. The thing 
> is, those dchar elements are generated (decoded from chars) "on 
> the fly" as one iterates over the range. Which means, there is 
> no array of dchar to speak of, so there is no random access.
> Ali

I see. Not what I would have expected, but makes sense for people 
working with UTF-8 strings.

Thanks for the fast answer.

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