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November 28, 2008
Two C99 features
In C99 there are two features that may be useful in D programs too:

1) The restrict keyword:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Restrict
http://www.cellperformance.com/mike_acton/2006/05/demystifying_the_restrict_keyw.html

2) And the stack allocated variable-length arrays (that reduce most of the need for alloca() and can be used for small arrays):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Variable-length_array
This is less necessary in D because it has built-in dynamic arrays, but for small arrays it can be useful, as a performance optimization feature.

Are there proposals of adding them to D?

Bye,
bearophile
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