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digitalmars.D.bugs - [Issue 17376] New: modify global variable with pure method


          Issue ID: 17376
           Summary: modify global variable with pure method
           Product: D
           Version: D2
          Hardware: x86
                OS: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P1
         Component: dmd
          Assignee: nobody puremagic.com
          Reporter: arbmind gmail.com

Consider this test code:

int ga;
struct Tester {
    int* pa;

    this(int) { pa = &ga; }

    void test() pure {
        *pa = 3;

void main() {
  auto t = Tester(1);

  assert(ga == 0);
  assert(ga == 3);

From the perspective of the caller, he is calling a pure function, but can
observe a global state change. It is also possible to change a static member of the struct in the same manner. I guess that this inhibits some opportunities for optimizations. --
May 07 2017