On Friday, 14 October 2016 at 15:42:22 UTC, David Nadlinger wrote:
On Friday, 14 October 2016 at 13:07:10 UTC, Johan Engelen wrote:
On Friday, 14 October 2016 at 12:55:17 UTC, Guillaume Piolat
- this pointer is aligned to N bytes
- this pointer doesn't alias with this pointer
Do you mean these as "just a hint, should not generate invalid
code if not true" or as "a certainty, allowed to generate
invalid code if not true" ?
For alignment/aliasing restrictions to be really beneficial,
you have to be able to assume they hold, though. — David
You could turn "hints" that can possibly create invalid code
automatically into assertions in non-release builds. Or let the
user add an assertion and use the "turn assert() into assume()"
idea for release builds.