On Friday, 12 August 2016 at 12:01:41 UTC, Walter Bright wrote:
On 8/12/2016 4:12 AM, Joseph Rushton Wakeling wrote:
On Thursday, 11 August 2016 at 22:07:57 UTC, Walter Bright
The scheme does not implement borrowing. References to
internal data should be
returned via 'return ref' or 'return scope', where their
usage will be limited
to the expression they appear in.
I want to make sure we have the same understanding here: the
interested in is a data structure that needs to hold a
reference to data it does
not own -- where, obviously, the lifetime of the data
structure cannot outlive
the lifetime of the data it references.
Surely this scope proposal ought to address that use-case?
Using ref counted objects should deal with that nicely.
I'm not sure I follow. I'm looking for the ability to guarantee
that a pointer to a stack-allocated entity will not go out of
scope; I'd rather not have to choose between GC allocation or RC
allocation (which I presume would both be on the heap...?). Or
am I missing some of the potential uses of RC?