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digitalmars.D.announce - nogc v0.0.1: nogc variants of `std.exception.enforce`,

Writing ` nogc` code? Want to throw exceptions? Yeah, I know, 
painful. We can do this already:

void foo()  nogc {
     static const exception = new Exception("message can't 
change");
     if(<whatever>) throw exception; // no information about 
<whatever> is possible
}

But, we get limited information and no information at all that's 
available at runtime. We also have to have one of those 
exceptions for each error condition in the function. All in all, 
not ideal. So:


http://code.dlang.org/packages/nogc


And this compiles:

// text is  system because it returns a slice to a static array
// if you need to store the string you'll need to make a copy
// since consecutive calls will return the same slice and it will
// be mutated
 nogc  system unittest { // look ma,  nogc!
     import nogc.conv: text;
     // works with basic types and user defined structs/classes
     assert(text(1, " ", "foo", " ", 2.0) == "1 foo 2.000000");
}


// enforce is  safe, since it internally makes a call to `text` 
but
// immediately throws an exception, and casting it to `string` 
makes
// it immutable. Ugly but it works.
 nogc  safe unittest { // still  nogc!
     import nogc.exception: enforce;
     import nogc.conv: text;
     const expected = 1;
     const actual = 1;
     enforce(actual == expected, "Expected: ", expected, " but 
got: ", actual);
}


Notice that you don't call `text` after the condition in 
`enforce`. In practical use, I nearly always called 
`std.exception.enforce` with a second argument of 
`std.conv.text(...)`, so might as well make it easier here. 
Obviously `enforce(<whatever>, "...")` still works since it's a 
special case of passing in variadic arguments anyway.

Atila
Apr 28