--- Comment #3 from Don <clugd...@yahoo.com.au> 2009-12-04 18:28:11 PST ---
(In reply to comment #2)
> ????? Why would you allow out parameters in a pure function? This seems
> reasonable for simple value types (ints, floats, etc.), but when you start
> passing objects in, you start allowing the modification of whole object
> subgraphs from pure functions. This makes no sense.
Why doesn't it make sense? Aren't you thinking of inout parameters? A pure
function void foo(out A a); ought to be exactly the same as A foo(); together
with an assignment. I'm not seeing anything impure in that.
BTW, it works fine in CTFE. (CTFE isn't quite the same concept as pure, but
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