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digitalmars.D.bugs - [Issue 21697] New: Absurd limitations when passing lambda as alias


          Issue ID: 21697
           Summary: Absurd limitations when passing lambda as alias
                    parameter and bad error message
           Product: D
           Version: D2
          Hardware: x86
                OS: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: major
          Priority: P1
         Component: dmd
          Assignee: nobody puremagic.com
          Reporter: deadalnix gmail.com

See sample code:

module test;

struct S {
        void foo() {}
        void run(alias f)() { f(); }
        void bar() {
                // OK

                // OK
                void bar() {

                // Error
                run!(() { foo(); })();

The limitation of the 3rd syntax seems rather arbitrary. The error message is
also rather inscrutable for someone who's not very familiar with D:

test.d(5): Error: function test.S.bar.run!(delegate ()  system
).run cannot get frame pointer to test.S.bar.__lambda2

My interpretation of what is happening is that the lambda gets instantiated at
the call site, and dmd assumes it needs a context when it doesn't. Note that
the error message doesn't refers to the line at which the error occurs at all!

Mar 09 2021