On 4/13/18 4:15 PM, Steven Schveighoffer wrote:
I don't know if the compiler can determine if a version statement
affects the layout, I suppose it could, but it would have to compile
both with and without the version to see. It's probably an intractable
Even when the layout is affected, it may not be a problem.
For example, in std.internal.cstring, we have this:
// the 'small string optimization'
// smaller size to trigger reallocations. Padding is to account for
// unittest/non-unittest cross-compilation (to avoid corruption)
To[16 / To.sizeof] _buff;
To[(256 - 16) / To.sizeof] _unittest_pad;
To[256 / To.sizeof] _buff; // production size
This results in the same size type whether you compile with unittests or
Even if the compiler can tell "something's not the same", it may not be
a problem, as in this case.