On 6/24/15 4:43 PM, rsw0x wrote:
On Wednesday, 24 June 2015 at 20:14:02 UTC, Walter Bright wrote:
https://www.reddit.com/r/programming/comments/3axgwn/d_language_runtime_klickverbot_dconf_2015/


David, could you please post an AMA there?

He briefly mentions rtinfo then says it's not part of the talk, is
RTinfo actually used for anything? AFAICT it's just a dummy value at the
moment.

No, it's an experiment to see what people will do with it.

The problem with actually using it for any features right now is that people may get used to the reflection data included, and we haven't figured out a good way to make it extendable to user code. So it's difficult to have some "official" implementation.

IIRC, the point of adding it was to aid in creating metadata for the GC to use during collection for an allocated type (i.e. precise GC).

-Steve

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