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digitalmars.D.bugs - [Issue 6793] New: std.exception.assumeUnique documentation


           Summary: std.exception.assumeUnique documentation
           Product: D
           Version: D2
          Platform: Other
        OS/Version: Other
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: P2
         Component: websites
        AssignedTo: nobody puremagic.com
        ReportedBy: bearophile_hugs eml.cc

In the site documentation of std.exception.assumeUnique there is code like:

 string letters()
   char[] result = new char['z' - 'a' + 1];
   foreach (i, ref e; result)
     e = 'a' + i;
   return assumeUnique(result);

But recent improvements of the D language make assumeUnique useless in this
case, this compiles:

string lowercase() pure nothrow {
    auto result = new char['z' - 'a' + 1];
    foreach (i, ref c; result)
        c = cast(char)('a' + i);
    return result;
void main() {}

On the other hand currently (DMD 2.056head) 'a'+i can't be assigned to a char
because the compiler doesn't see that the variable 'i' will never become too
much big.

So in the documentation of std.exception.assumeUnique I suggest to explain that
some usages (where the function is pure) of assumeUnique are not needed now.

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