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digitalmars.D.bugs - [Issue 10924] New: covariant attribute inference for functions


           Summary: covariant attribute inference for functions
           Product: D
           Version: D2
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: P2
         Component: DMD
        AssignedTo: nobody puremagic.com
        ReportedBy: code dawg.eu

--- Comment #0 from Martin Nowak <code dawg.eu> 2013-08-30 00:15:01 PDT ---
The main reason why we can't perform attribute inference for all functions is
separate compilation. Currently we only do it for functions where the source
code must be available, i.e. template functions and auto return functions.
If we added an alias symbol from the mangling with annotated attributes to the
one with inferred attributes an object could be linked with or without
knowledge of the infered attributes/source code. This could be helpful to
reduce the amount of annotation necessary within a library/project.

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