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digitalmars.D.bugs - [Issue 16987] New: ABI error wrt. COM interfaces returning structs


          Issue ID: 16987
           Summary: ABI error wrt. COM interfaces returning structs
           Product: D
           Version: D2
          Hardware: All
                OS: Windows
            Status: NEW
          Severity: major
          Priority: P1
         Component: dmd
          Assignee: nobody puremagic.com
          Reporter: kinke gmx.net

From http://forum.dlang.org/post/tiyttpodenppvlfxixcw forum.dlang.org, relevant
wrt. interfacing with DirectX libraries: COM classes/interfaces are apparently subject to a separate ABI. Unfortunately, googling it hasn't turned up any official (and not even some inofficial) documentation so far. Based on the first few tests on Win64, integers are returned in RAX, floats (and I guess doubles too) in XMM0, and structs (incl. 2x int32 and 2x float) via hidden sret pointer, with `this` pointer in RCX (1st arg) and `sret` in RDX (2nd arg). Compared to the normal Win64 C++ ABI it just seems more conservative by always returning structs via hidden pointer. While at it, please also fix https://issues.dlang.org/show_bug.cgi?id=16527 by simply swapping the order of `this` and `sret` pointer arguments on Windows (32-bit: extern(C++) methods only, 64-bit: always; LDC already does so). --
Dec 19 2016