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digitalmars.D.learn - Re: unittests running before static ctors??

 I just noticed that unittests are running before

 this a bug??

 I would definitely think that that's a bug. If you're

 please report it.

=20 Hmm. It appears that I'm misunderstanding D syntax. What does a "static {...}" block in a class mean? I had this code: =20 =A0=A0=A0 class A { =A0=A0=A0 =A0=A0=A0 static { =A0=A0=A0 =A0=A0=A0 =A0=A0=A0 this() { ... } =A0=A0=A0 =A0=A0=A0 =A0=A0=A0 ... =A0=A0=A0 =A0=A0=A0 } =A0=A0=A0 =A0=A0=A0 unittest { ... } =A0=A0=A0 } =20 It appears that this() is being interpreted as a non-static ctor, which is why it is never run before the unittest (it's never run at all). When I change it to: =20 =A0=A0=A0 class A { =A0=A0=A0 =A0=A0=A0 static this() { ... } =A0=A0=A0 =A0=A0=A0 static { ... } =A0=A0=A0 =A0=A0=A0 unittest { ... } =A0=A0=A0 } =20 Then it works as expected. So I guess I don't quite understand what a static {...} block means.

Static in different locations have different meanings. Compile time logic (= static if), variables, and methods. there's a few other places but i doubt = they have relevance. class C { static this(); //run once during program start up static ~this();//run once during program exit static int x; //on per thread static void func(); //function that doesn't require an object, so call it = like C.func() } void func(){ static int x; //one per thread, but only local to the function static if(1) {} //compile time switch to include following block. } Based on the static {} block, I would THINK it's an access qualifier, mean= ing inside a class or structure 'one per thread'. So doing-- static { int x; float y; void func(); } Should be shorthand for-- static int x; static float y; static void func(); //maybe?? Might think of it kinda like using a with(){} statment. Inside a class it kinda becomes redundant having a staic {this()}. So what= does it do? Probably close to nothing (except init static class vars maybe= ...)=20 If it is suppose to add static to all members and isn't acting correctly, = I would say it would be a bug (although a minor one) since it will think th= e constructor is a static function instead (Named this?) Hmmm gotta ask Wal= ter.
Jan 26 2012