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digitalmars.D.bugs - [Issue 2818] New: Pointer parameters in core.memory should be const(void)*.

http://d.puremagic.com/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=2818

           Summary: Pointer parameters in core.memory should be
                    const(void)*.
           Product: D
           Version: 2.027
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Windows
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: DMD
        AssignedTo: bugzilla digitalmars.com
        ReportedBy: dsimcha yahoo.com


In core.memory, functions that do not affect the validity or contents of the
underlying memory regions should have signatures of ReturnType function(const
void*), not ReturnType function(void*). These include GC.sizeOf(), GC.addrOf(),
and GC.realloc(). There is simply no reason why these would be unsafe to call
on pointers to const/immutable objects, and as such, this should not require an
explicit cast.


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Apr 07 2009