On Sunday, 4 February 2018 at 07:54:12 UTC, infinityplusb wrote:
I'm looking to try and write an interface to C++, but given I'm
a casual dabbler in D, it's slightly beyond my current ability
in terms of both C++ and D!
As a leg up, how would one translate something like this from
C++ to D?
`typedef int (CV_CDECL* CvCmpFunc)(const void* a, const void*
b, void* userdata );`
From my basic understanding I assumed something like:
`alias CvCmpFunc = Typedef!(int) ; `
but then I'm stuck as to where the rest of the parameters would
Do I just declare it as a function instead? That wasn't my
understanding of reading how typedefs worked, however so I'm a
Any help would be appreciated.
First, you have to understand how CV_CDECL is defined. This is
going to determine the calling convention that functions pointed
to by CvCmpFunc will have. Assuming it's defined to cdecl, the
standard C calling convention (which I'm guess it is) then your D
definition needs to be extern(C). If it's stdcall, then you need
extern(Windows). If it's empty, then you need extern(C++).
Second, because this is a function pointer you're declaring, you
need to use D's function pointer declaration syntax.
Third, we don't need to use the Typedef template for this. alias
alone is fine.
So assuming CV_CDECL is cdecl, this should do it:
extern(C) alias CvCmpFunc = int function(const(void)*,