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digitalmars.D.learn - __traits(isRef, this) cannot distinguish l-value- from r-value-passed

reply =?UTF-8?B?Tm9yZGzDtnc=?= <per.nordlow gmail.com> writes:
A compilation of

struct T
     int x;

      disable this(this); // this has no effect on the issue

     ref inout(T) memberFun() inout
         pragma(msg, "memberFun:", __traits(isRef, this) ? "ref" : 
"non-ref", " this");
         return this;

void freeFun()(auto ref const T x)
     pragma(msg, "freeFun:", __traits(isRef, x) ? "ref" : 
"non-ref", " this");

     T t;

     freeFun(t); // `param` passed by reference
     freeFun(T.init); // `param` passed by move

     t.memberFun(); // `this` passed by what?
     T.init.memberFun(); // `this` passed by what?

currently prints

memberFun:non-ref this
freeFun:ref this
freeFun:non-ref this

That is, we cannot distinguish an l-value-call to `memberFun` 
from an r-value-call. Opposite to what we can when combining 
`auto ref`-parameters with `__traits(isRef)` as shown with 
function `freeFun` in the code example above.

Disabling the postblit has no effect on the issue.

I need this for enabling efficient delayed evaluation for unary 
and binary arithmetic operators in my GNU MP wrapper described 
earlier at

http://forum.dlang.org/thread/plqysfanwuoiuslfywyx forum.dlang.org

Any clues on how to retrieve this information?
Jan 18 2017
parent =?UTF-8?B?Tm9yZGzDtnc=?= <per.nordlow gmail.com> writes:
On Thursday, 19 January 2017 at 00:44:51 UTC, Nordlöw wrote:
 Any clues on how to retrieve this information?
Another much more common use case: Chained property setters could be optimized iff the property setter is called on an r-value, that is when `__traits(isRef,this)` is `false` Typically usages such as f(S.init.setX(2).setY(3)) and auto s = S.init.setX(2).setY(3) should all result in only *one* single construction of `S` (in the `S.init` expression).
Jan 18 2017