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digitalmars.D.bugs - [Issue 22250] New: ImportC: Array subscripts do not comply with C


          Issue ID: 22250
           Summary: ImportC: Array subscripts do not comply with C
           Product: D
           Version: D2
          Hardware: All
                OS: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: minor
          Priority: P1
         Component: dmd
          Assignee: nobody puremagic.com
          Reporter: maxhaton gmail.com

As per (C11) "A postfix expression followed by an expression in square
brackets [] is a subscripted
designation of an element of an array object. The definition of the subscript
operator []
is that E1[E2] is identical to (*((E1)+(E2)))."

As such the following should compile: 
int main()
    char staticArray[256];
    char squoze = 2[staticArray];
currently fails with 

Error: cannot use `[]` operator on expression of type `int`

I doubt much C code actually uses this but supporting it could prove a useful
exercise in supporting C semantics properly rather than kind of bullying a
valid C parse into the dmd AST.

Aug 29 2021