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digitalmars.D.bugs - [Issue 3329] New: Static constructors not allowed in interfaces


           Summary: Static constructors not allowed in interfaces
           Product: D
           Version: 1.046
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: minor
          Priority: P2
         Component: DMD
        AssignedTo: nobody puremagic.com
        ReportedBy: dhasenan gmail.com

--- Comment #0 from Chris Wright <dhasenan gmail.com> 2009-09-18 07:32:04 PDT
Interfaces can have const fields, which are implicitly static. They can have
static fields that are not const.

Let's take this example (from ANTLR):
interface Token
   const int EOF = -1;
   static Token EOF_TOKEN;
   static this ()
      EOF_TOKEN = new CommonToken(EOF);

This produces an error saying that _staticCtor1 is not abstract.

The workaround is to move the static constructor out of the interface. This is
not problematic; it is merely inconsistent.

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