On 2/12/18 12:33 AM, Norm wrote:

I'm new to D so can someone explain to me what is happening here?

void func(const char* s, char** e) {
     import core.stdc.stdlib;
     auto result = strtod(s, e);

Error: function core.stdc.stdlib.strtod (scope inout(char)* nptr, scope inout(char)** endptr) is not callable using argument types (const(char*), char**)

I've found I have to use the following:

void func(inout (char)* s, inout(char)** e)

I thought inout was supposed to take const or non-const variants, so expected the original const char* s to work.

A way to think about inout, when you don't understand why you can't call it, is to think what inout *should* resolve to, and then see if you can assign the existing data to the parameter type.

For example, in this case, you are calling:

strtod(inout(char)* nptr, inout(char)** endptr) with const char *, and char **.

Since const char * and char ** vary on mutability, the compiler is going to try const in place of inout.

So try it out:

// replace inout with const
const(char)* nptr = s; // ok
const(char)** endptr = e; // Error

I wish the error message was more specific, it would have made things obvious. But due to overloading, it's really hard to create errors that are good explanations, but not too verbose.


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