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digitalmars.D.bugs - [Issue 9608] New: Add introspection for templates

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           Summary: Add introspection for templates
           Product: D
           Version: D2
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: P2
         Component: DMD
        AssignedTo: nobody puremagic.com
        ReportedBy: andrei erdani.com


--- Comment #0 from Andrei Alexandrescu <andrei erdani.com> 2013-02-27 05:12:46
PST ---
Currently given a template symbol it's not possible to do simple introspection
on it, such as getting arity, distinguishing alias vs. type parameters, and
figuring out variadics.

Example:

    template A(alias sym)
    {
        ...
    }
    A!((a, b) => a.name < b.name);

A is unable to tell the number of parameters of the lambda. It could if it knew
what type to instantiate it, and in order to know that it needs the actual
instantiation type. There should be enough introspection chops to compute the
number of parameters without instantiating the lambda.

There would be a fair amount of design involved because currently there's no
kind that expresses a template's parameters outside the template.

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--- Comment #1 from Andrej Mitrovic <andrej.mitrovich gmail.com> 2013-02-27
15:16:48 PST ---
Is Issue 4265 relevant in any way (does it help?)?

I think I almost have a pull ready for Issue 4265, but it depends on whether
people really want the feature.

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--- Comment #2 from Andrej Mitrovic <andrej.mitrovich gmail.com> 2013-03-23
11:32:36 PDT ---
(In reply to comment #0)
 There would be a fair amount of design involved because currently there's no
 kind that expresses a template's parameters outside the template.

I don't think we need to design much. We could provide traits. For example: template A(alias sym) { __traits(getArity, sym); // 2 - or paramCount __traits(isAliasParam, 0, sym); // 0 == index of param } A!((a, b) => a.name < b.name); template B(alias sym) { __traits(isValueParam, 0, sym); // true __traits(isTypeParam, 1, sym); // true __traits(isVariadicParam, 2, sym); // true } void X(int val, Type, Args...)(Args t) { return 0; } B!(X); And then you could wrap all of this into a Phobos template which collects all the data. let's call it TemplateInfo: template B(alias sym) { alias ti = TemplateInfo!sym; static assert(ti.params.count == 2); static assert(ti.params[0].isValueParam); } void X(Type, int val)() { } B!(X); That sort of stuff. -- Configure issuemail: http://d.puremagic.com/issues/userprefs.cgi?tab=email ------- You are receiving this mail because: -------
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--- Comment #3 from Andrei Alexandrescu <andrei erdani.com> 2013-03-24 05:34:07
PDT ---
Yah, issue 4265 is related. For this one, the challenge is defining a minimal
and complete set of traits.

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