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digitalmars.D.bugs - [Issue 1314] New: Dupping an empty array creates a null array

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           Summary: Dupping an empty array creates a null array
           Product: D
           Version: 2.002
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Windows
            Status: NEW
          Keywords: wrong-code
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: DMD
        AssignedTo: bugzilla digitalmars.com
        ReportedBy: brunodomedeiros+bugz gmail.com


Dupping an empty array creates a null array:
----  ----
import std.stdio;

void main(char[][] args) {
        writefln("" is null);    // false
        writefln("".dup is null); // true
        writefln("".idup is null); // true
        writefln("".dup.ptr); // 0000
}


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------- Comment #1 from bugzilla digitalmars.com  2007-07-05 13:31 -------
Why is this a problem?


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------- Comment #2 from brunodomedeiros+bugz gmail.com  2007-07-05 17:56 -------
I tought you had changed D some releases ago, such that empty arrays became
different than null arrays, wasn't that the case? (if not this is not a bug)


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 ------- Comment #2 from brunodomedeiros+bugz gmail.com  2007-07-05 17:56
-------
 I tought you had changed D some releases ago, such that empty arrays became
 different than null arrays, wasn't that the case? (if not this is not a bug)

He only changed it so that setting .length to 0 no longer sets .ptr to null. He didn't change anything else regarding empty arrays AFAIK.
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------- Comment #4 from leikeze gmail.com  2007-07-05 18:32 -------
(In reply to comment #0)
 Dupping an empty array creates a null array:
 ----  ----
 import std.stdio;
 
 void main(char[][] args) {
         writefln("" is null);    // false
         writefln("".dup is null); // true
         writefln("".idup is null); // true
         writefln("".dup.ptr); // 0000
 }
 

According to http://www.digitalmars.com/d/arrays.html shouldn't "".length be 1?
 String literals already have a 0 appended to them, so can be used directly

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------- Comment #5 from chris dprogramming.com  2007-07-05 18:57 -------
Similar to why an empty struct should still allocate a byte.


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             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
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------- Comment #6 from brunodomedeiros+bugz gmail.com  2007-07-06 04:03 -------
(In reply to comment #3)
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 ------- Comment #2 from brunodomedeiros+bugz gmail.com  2007-07-05 17:56
-------
 I tought you had changed D some releases ago, such that empty arrays became
 different than null arrays, wasn't that the case? (if not this is not a bug)

null. He didn't change anything else regarding empty arrays AFAIK.

You're right, I misunderstood bug #429 . (and "".length should be 0, there is no doubt about that) --
Jul 06 2007