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digitalmars.D.bugs - [Issue 22922] New: Support empty array literal in -betterC


          Issue ID: 22922
           Summary: Support empty array literal in -betterC
           Product: D
           Version: D2
          Hardware: x86_64
                OS: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: P1
         Component: dmd
          Assignee: nobody puremagic.com
          Reporter: andy.pj.hanson gmail.com

There is an unnecessary error for empty array literals when -betterC is

extern(C) void main() {
        int[] x = [];
        int[] y = (cast(int*) null)[0 .. 0];

Compile with `dmd a.d -betterC` and it outputs:
a.d(2): Error: `TypeInfo` cannot be used with -betterC

Since the expression `(cast(int*) null)[0 .. 0]` works, DMD should be able to
translate `[]` into it without needing TypeInfo.

Mar 24 2022