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digitalmars.D.bugs - [Issue 11043] New: Context pointer of delegate should be const qualified


           Summary: Context pointer of delegate should be const qualified
           Product: D
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Keywords: accepts-invalid
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: DMD
        AssignedTo: nobody puremagic.com
        ReportedBy: maxim maxim-fomin.ru

--- Comment #0 from Maxim Fomin <maxim maxim-fomin.ru> 2013-09-15 12:59:09 PDT
There is consensus that the way delegates are currently implemented
(effectively untyped void pointer + incorrectly typed function pointer without
this parameter) should be revised. 

In addition to function pointer problem which is raised in issue 2672 there is
also problem with context pointer, but which is expressed not only in the fact
that it is void*, but in the fact that it is mutable.

extern(C)  system int printf(const char*, ...);

auto frame1() pure nothrow  safe
    immutable void delegate() pure nothrow  safe x;
    auto tmp = { return x; } ;
    return tmp;

auto frame2(T)(T t) pure nothrow  safe
    void delegate()  system x;
    x.funcptr = t;
    return { return x; } ;

void bar() { printf("pure nothrow  safe loophole\n"); }  system

void main()  safe pure nothrow
    //bar(); Error: ...
    auto fm1 = frame1();
    auto fm2 = frame2(&bar);
    fm1.ptr = fm2.ptr; // from type system point of view it is void*=void*
                       // but actually void pure nothrow  safe =  system

This prints "pure nothrow  safe loophole". It is hole not only with respect to
these attributes, but also can be used to reinterpret at runtime different

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