July 07, 2007
A feature that would be quite convienient is the ability to initialize a static array or struct from a binary file. Good for things like lookup tables and graphics data. Portability is no problem; just document the binary format as being x86 style (e.g. little endian), no matter what the hardware.

Dan


July 07, 2007
Dan wrote:
> A feature that would be quite convienient is the ability to initialize a
> static array or struct from a binary file. Good for things like lookup
> tables and graphics data. Portability is no problem; just document the
> binary format as being x86 style (e.g. little endian), no matter what the
> hardware.

Have you tried using an import expression?  I think it does exactly what you're asking for.

ubyte[] data = cast(ubyte[])import("stuff.dat");

compile with the -J parameter ('-J.').
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