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digitalmars.D.bugs - [Issue 12495] New: CTFE slice cast can cause allocation


           Summary: CTFE slice cast can cause allocation
           Product: D
           Version: D2
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: DMD
        AssignedTo: nobody puremagic.com
        ReportedBy: monarchdodra gmail.com

--- Comment #0 from monarchdodra gmail.com 2014-03-30 12:18:45 PDT ---
Casting a slice from "string" to "immutable(ubyte)[]" can cause allocation in
CTFE (apparently).

To trigger this, we must start from an "empty slice of immutable pointing to
mutable data".

import std.string;

void main()
    string getStr()
        char[1] dummyBuf = void; //dummy starting point.
        string slice = cast(string)dummyBuf[0 .. 0]; //empty slice, .ptr points
        slice ~= 'a'; //This should allocate. May or may not point immutable
        return slice.idup; //This should allocate again, and definitly point
immutable memory;
    enum k = indexOf(getStr());

auto indexOf(string s)
   auto p1 = s.ptr;
   //auto p2 = (cast(immutable(ubyte)[])s).ptr;
   auto p2 = s.representation.ptr; //raw cast also reproduces
   //assert(cast(void*)p1 == cast(void*)p2); //Fails
   return cast(void*)p2 - cast(void*)p1; //cannot subtract pointers to two
different memory blocks

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