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arrays in srucs
July 31
I frequently use this paradigm for my image processing apps :

import std.stdio ;
struct S { int a, b; ubyte[] p;
}
void main()
{ S img= S(11,22) ;  img.p = new ubyte[5];

foreach (i; 0 .. 5) {
  img.p[i]=cast(ubyte)(10+i) ; printf(" sa %d sb %d : %d\n", img.a, img.b, img.p[i] );
}
}

The above code, compiles and runs ok  .. but sometimes I get run runtime errors using the same paradym, which disappear when I substitute (img.p)[i]

Any explanation for this ?
July 31
On Friday, 31 July 2020 at 17:02:46 UTC, Andy Balba wrote:
> The above code, compiles and runs ok  .. but sometimes I get run runtime errors using the same paradym, which disappear when I substitute (img.p)[i]
>
> Any explanation for this ?

Can you show an example where it doesn't work?
July 31
On Friday, 31 July 2020 at 17:26:17 UTC, Paul Backus wrote:
> On Friday, 31 July 2020 at 17:02:46 UTC, Andy Balba wrote:
>> The above code, compiles and runs ok  .. but sometimes I get run runtime errors using the same paradym, which disappear when I substitute (img.p)[i]
>>
>> Any explanation for this ?
>
> Can you show an example where it doesn't work?

Copy the code block below into your editor then
Look down at second statement marked "// printf "

when I use () it works fine, but without () it gives run-time errors

import image_BMP ;
import colorMaps : hsv_colormap, jet_colormap, prism_colormap, vga_colormap ;

import std.math ;
import std.random ;
import std.stdio ;

int main()
{  int cmapM= 2, cmapJ= 3; // cmap:  0=hsv_colormap, 1=jet_colormap, 2=prism_colormap, 3= vga_colormap
                           // cmapM, cmapJ = colormap for Mendelbrot, Julia
   const uint W = 1200, H =  800, Bp=3, row_size= W*Bp ; // fractal width, height, Bytes per pixel
   IFImage img ;  // fractal image
   img.w = W; img.h = H; img.c = ColFmt.RGB; img.pixels = new ubyte[H*W*3];   // c= color format: 1=Gray 2=Gray+Alpha, 3=RGB  4=RGB +Alpha
      // 1200 * 800 *3 = 2.8 MB per image     4 images= 11.2 MB
      int max_iterations= 1000;
      for (int Y=0; Y< H; ++Y)
      {  for (int X=0; X< W; ++X)
         {
            double cr= 1.5 *(2.0*X /W-1.0) -0.5,  ci= (2.0*Y /H -1.0); // Mendelbrot Fractal constant= (cr, ci)
            double nr=0, ni= 0,  pr=0, pi = 0;
            for (int i= 0; i< max_iterations; i++)
            {  pr= nr; pi = ni;  nr= pr*pr -pi*pi +cr;  ni= 2*pr*pi +ci;  // z(real, imag)= (pr,pi),  z^2+c (real, imag)= (nr,ni)
               if (((nr*nr) +(ni*ni)) > 4)
               {  if (max_iterations != i)
                  {  double z= sqrt(nr*nr +ni*ni);
                     int cid = cast(int) (1000.0*log2(1.75 +i -log2(log2(z)))/ log2(max_iterations));
                     ubyte[3][4] c= [ hsv_colormap[cid], jet_colormap[cid], prism_colormap[cid], vga_colormap[cid] ];
//printf("Y%i X%i :\n", Y, X);  stdout.flush();
                     foreach ( p; 0..3 )
                     {
//printf(">%i %i %i", p, cmapM, Y*row_size +X*Bp +p );   stdout.flush();
                         img.pixels [ Y*row_size +X*Bp +p ] = c[p][cmapM] ;
                     }
                  }
                  break;
      }  }  }  }
      write_image ( "M_fractal.bmp", cast(long) img.w, cast(long) img.h, img.pixels, cast(long)img.c ) ;