http://d.puremagic.com/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=6074

           Summary: Assert expressions shouldn't have side effects
           Product: D
           Version: D2
          Platform: Other
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: DMD
        AssignedTo: nob...@puremagic.com
        ReportedBy: simen.end...@pandavre.com


--- Comment #0 from simendsjo <simen.end...@pandavre.com> 2011-05-29 08:01:34 
PDT ---
http://www.digitalmars.com/d/2.0/expression.html#AssertExpression says "It is
an error if the expression contains any side effects that the program depends
on"

This is not enforced by the compiler though:

module assert_sideeffect;
bool b;
bool f() { b = !b; return b; }
void main() {
    assert(f()); // oops.. changes b in debug mode
    if(!b) { // true only in release
        assert(0);
    }
}

dmd -g -w -wi -debug -run assert_sideeffect
// no output

dmd -g -w -wi -release -run assert_sideeffect
object.Error: assert(0) or HLT instruction

Bearophile suggested:
"In D there are pure functions, so I think it's not too much hard for it to
tell apart when the contents of an assert() are pure or not.
My opinion is that the D compiler has to enforce purity inside assert(), to
avoid bugs.
"

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