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lerno

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Add sigil to all compile-time functions.
« on: November 05, 2018, 12:15:11 AM »
Compile time resolution is important for a lot of functionality. Unfortunately, adding keywords for them pollutes the keyword space AND makes it harder at a glance to tell compile-time directives from runtime ones.

C2 already adds attributes using the @(...) syntax. There are roughly the following symbols available:

@ $ # ยด ~ ' `

My proposal is that we use the @ prefix, but I don't have a really strong opinion. Here are a few code samples:

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@foo();       // expand macro foo

@sizeof(i32); // currently "sizeof"

@typeof(a);   // return the type of a

@sizeof(@typeof(a)); // the size of a

func i32 do_something() @(inline)
 

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$foo();       // expand macro foo

$sizeof(i32); // currently "sizeof"

$typeof(a);   // return the type of a

$sizeof($typeof(a)); // the size of a

func i32 do_something() @(inline)
 

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#foo();       // expand macro foo

#sizeof(i32); // currently "sizeof"

#typeof(a);   // return the type of a

#sizeof(#typeof(a)); // the size of a

func i32 do_something() @(inline)
 

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`foo();       // expand macro foo

`sizeof(i32); // currently "sizeof"

`typeof(a);   // return the type of a

`sizeof(`typeof(a)); // the size of a

func i32 do_something() @(inline)
 


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~foo();       // expand macro foo

~sizeof(i32); // currently "sizeof"

~typeof(a);   // return the type of a

~sizeof(~typeof(a)); // the size of a

func i32 do_something() @(inline)
 

I think that nesting @ is a bit ugly looking though. Opinions?