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reply FoxyBrown <Foxy Brown.IPT> writes:
Is there a way to easily find the differences between to struct 
instances? I would like to report only the differences

e.g.,

writeln(s1 - s2);

prints only what is different between s1 and s2.
Jul 21
parent reply Era Scarecrow <rtcvb32 yahoo.com> writes:
On Friday, 21 July 2017 at 21:03:22 UTC, FoxyBrown wrote:
 Is there a way to easily find the differences between to struct 
 instances? I would like to report only the differences

 e.g.,

 writeln(s1 - s2);

 prints only what is different between s1 and s2.
This is entirely dependent on the structs in question, you can't just subtract any struct from another struct unless it knows how to do it. Depends on what the structures hold. You'll probably have to either make an opSub, a function to call opBinary!"-", or do opCmp which returns which is higher/lower (and may be as simple as subtraction).
Jul 21
parent reply FoxyBrown <Foxy Brown.IPT> writes:
On Friday, 21 July 2017 at 22:35:20 UTC, Era Scarecrow wrote:
 On Friday, 21 July 2017 at 21:03:22 UTC, FoxyBrown wrote:
 Is there a way to easily find the differences between to 
 struct instances? I would like to report only the differences

 e.g.,

 writeln(s1 - s2);

 prints only what is different between s1 and s2.
No, it isn't. It is a concept, wasn't mean to be taken as literal D code.
  This is entirely dependent on the structs in question, you 
 can't just subtract any struct from another struct unless it 
 knows how to do it.

  Depends on what the structures hold. You'll probably have to 
 either make an opSub, a function to call opBinary!"-", or do 
 opCmp which returns which is higher/lower (and may be as simple 
 as subtraction).
Why do I want to go through all that trouble? A simple binary compare should suffice.
Jul 21
parent reply Nicholas Wilson <iamthewilsonator hotmail.com> writes:
On Friday, 21 July 2017 at 23:38:51 UTC, FoxyBrown wrote:
 On Friday, 21 July 2017 at 22:35:20 UTC, Era Scarecrow wrote:
 On Friday, 21 July 2017 at 21:03:22 UTC, FoxyBrown wrote:
 Is there a way to easily find the differences between to 
 struct instances? I would like to report only the differences

 e.g.,

 writeln(s1 - s2);

 prints only what is different between s1 and s2.
No, it isn't. It is a concept, wasn't mean to be taken as literal D code.
  This is entirely dependent on the structs in question, you 
 can't just subtract any struct from another struct unless it 
 knows how to do it.

  Depends on what the structures hold. You'll probably have to 
 either make an opSub, a function to call opBinary!"-", or do 
 opCmp which returns which is higher/lower (and may be as 
 simple as subtraction).
Why do I want to go through all that trouble? A simple binary compare should suffice.
use opCmp in conjunction with __traits(allMembers,T) struct Example { int a,b,c; string d,e,f; } void difference(alias func, T)(T t1, T t2) if(__traits(compiles, func(t1,t2))) { foreach(U; __traits(allMembers,T) { if (mixin("t1." ~ U.stringof~ ".opCmp(t2." ~ U.stringof ~")") func(t1,t2); } } auto a = Example(1,2,3,"foo","bar",baz"); auto a = Example(1,2,42,"foo","bar",quux"); difference!(writeln)(a,b); // hopefully prints 343\nbazquux Not tested but should give you an idea to adapt as needed.
Jul 21
parent FoxyBrown <Foxy Brown.IPT> writes:
On Saturday, 22 July 2017 at 01:04:48 UTC, Nicholas Wilson wrote:
 On Friday, 21 July 2017 at 23:38:51 UTC, FoxyBrown wrote:
 [...]
use opCmp in conjunction with __traits(allMembers,T) struct Example { int a,b,c; string d,e,f; } void difference(alias func, T)(T t1, T t2) if(__traits(compiles, func(t1,t2))) { foreach(U; __traits(allMembers,T) { if (mixin("t1." ~ U.stringof~ ".opCmp(t2." ~ U.stringof ~")") func(t1,t2); } } auto a = Example(1,2,3,"foo","bar",baz"); auto a = Example(1,2,42,"foo","bar",quux"); difference!(writeln)(a,b); // hopefully prints 343\nbazquux Not tested but should give you an idea to adapt as needed.
thanks, I'll try it out.
Jul 21