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digitalmars.D - Explicit template instantiation in super call doesn't compile

reply Jacob Carlborg <doob me.com> writes:
The following example will not compile:

class Foo
{
     this(T)(T a) {}
}

class C : Foo
{
     this()
     {
         super!(int)(3);
     }
}

The error is on the line of the super call:

"Error: found `!` when expecting `;` following statement"

Is this intentional or just an limitation in the grammar?

-- 
/Jacob Carlborg
Jan 25
parent Steven Schveighoffer <schveiguy yahoo.com> writes:
On 1/25/18 8:32 AM, Jacob Carlborg wrote:
 The following example will not compile:
 
 class Foo
 {
      this(T)(T a) {}
 }
 
 class C : Foo
 {
      this()
      {
          super!(int)(3);
      }
 }
 
 The error is on the line of the super call:
 
 "Error: found `!` when expecting `;` following statement"
 
 Is this intentional or just an limitation in the grammar?
I think maybe both? I'll note that you can't even instantiate a Foo with an explicit constructor call. -Steve
Jan 25