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Hi,

I'm a beginner in D; I have just begun the book from Andrei.

I would like to know how to statically declare an associative array whose
key are enums.

example :
#!../dmd2/linux/bin/rdmd

import std.stdio, std.string;

enum deviceType {cpu, gpu}
auto execDeviceSuffix = [deviceType.cpu:".cpu", deviceType.gpu:".gpu"];

void main(){
  foreach(deviceSuffix; execDeviceSuffix.values) writeln(deviceSuffix);
}


This won't compile and give the error:
Error: non-constant expression
[cast(deviceType)0:".cpu",cast(deviceType)1:".gpu"]

I have two questions :
1) Why are there casts in the error message ?
Are the enums always substituted by with their base type ?

2) where is the non constant part in this expression ?
Both the deviceType enum and the strings are constant.

Thank you for your help !

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Cordialement,
Wilfried Kirschenmann

"An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a
very narrow field."*
*Niels Bohr - *Danish physicist (1885 - 1962)*

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nt part in this expression ?</div>

<div>Both the=C2=A0deviceType=C2=A0enum and the strings are constant.</div>=
<div><br></div><div>Thank you for your help !</div><div><br></div><div>----=
-<br>Cordialement,<br>Wilfried Kirschenmann<br><br>&quot;An expert is a per=
son who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.&=
quot;<b><br>

</b>Niels Bohr - <i>Danish physicist (1885 - 1962)</i><br>
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