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digitalmars.D.bugs - [Issue 5123] New: Cannot assign null to a class with 'alias this'

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           Summary: Cannot assign null to a class with 'alias this'
           Product: D
           Version: D2
          Platform: Other
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: DMD
        AssignedTo: nobody puremagic.com
        ReportedBy: osa8aso gmail.com


--- Comment #0 from osa8aso gmail.com 2010-10-26 13:34:54 PDT ---
If class has 'alias this' for a struct member, attempt to assign null to a
class instance fails:
------
struct Foo {}
class Bar {
    Foo foo_;
    alias foo_ this;
}
void main() {
    Bar a;
    a = null;
}
------
aliasthis1.d(8): Error: cannot implicitly convert expression (null) of type
void* to Foo

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bearophile_hugs eml.cc changed:

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                 CC|                            |bearophile_hugs eml.cc


--- Comment #1 from bearophile_hugs eml.cc 2010-10-26 13:43:16 PDT ---
Here alias this is doing its work of "let's pretend" a Bar instance is a Foo
instance. To solve this problem you may need something more refined than alias
this, something that allows a partial aliasing. I don't think it's an easy
thing to do.

A related program shows a different outcome:

struct Foo {}
class Bar {
    Foo foo_;
    alias foo_ this;
}
void main() {
    Bar a;
    //a = null;
    Foo f;
    a = f; // Access violation!
}

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--- Comment #2 from osa8aso gmail.com 2010-10-26 15:17:04 PDT ---
 A related program shows a different outcome:
     Bar a;
     Foo f;
     a = f; // Access violation!
This is expected. 'a' is an uninitialized, and attempt to assign to a Foo part of null instance causes access violation. This is no different from Bar a; a.foo_ = Foo(); "Partial" assignment of Foo to a valid Bar instance is fine and works as expected: ----- struct Foo { int x; } class Bar { Foo foo_; alias foo_ this; int y; } void main() { Bar a = new Bar; a.x = 1; a.y = 42; assert( a.foo_.x == 1 && a.y == 42 ); a = Foo( 2 ); assert( a.foo_.x == 2 && a.y == 42 ); } ----- My problem is only with special treatment of null: I want to nullify local reference to a Bar instance, not change Bar or Foo inside it. -- Configure issuemail: http://d.puremagic.com/issues/userprefs.cgi?tab=email ------- You are receiving this mail because: -------
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--- Comment #3 from bearophile_hugs eml.cc 2010-10-26 15:36:13 PDT ---
(In reply to comment #2)
 This is expected. 'a' is an uninitialized, and attempt to assign to a Foo part
 of null instance causes access violation. This is no different from
 
   Bar a;
   a.foo_ = Foo();
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Kenji Hara <k.hara.pg gmail.com> changed:

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             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                            |FIXED


--- Comment #4 from Kenji Hara <k.hara.pg gmail.com> 2011-10-23 04:15:28 PDT ---
This issue was already fixed by bug 2943.

And this was related to bug 6630.

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