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digitalmars.D.bugs - [Issue 17445] New: Disagreement between 'static assert' and 'static

https://issues.dlang.org/show_bug.cgi?id=17445

          Issue ID: 17445
           Summary: Disagreement between 'static assert' and 'static if'
           Product: D
           Version: D2
          Hardware: x86
                OS: Windows
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P1
         Component: dmd
          Assignee: nobody puremagic.com
          Reporter: dario.schiavon gmail.com

Using DMD32 v2.074.0.

struct MyStruct
{
    static assert(is(typeof(this = this))); // Here it passes.

    static if (!is(typeof(this = this)))
        static assert(0); // But here it fails.
}

If the is-expression was true in the assertion, how can it be false in the
static-if condition? Notwithstanding the fact that, AFAIK, 'this' in this
context (outside of a member function) shouldn't be defined.

It compiles without errors with LDC2 v1.1.1 (which is based on DMD v2.071.2).

The reason I wrote this code is I need to check whether the postblit
constructor is defined (or alternatively opAssign) before I define a member
function that makes use of it.

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May 27