March 28
I'm sure something like this has been posted quite a bit, but I thought I'd try this for the heck of it.

Looking at unique_ptr.h, oof, that ugly. So this is what I have so far.

This to note

- since templates can't except function arguments, I thought I'd make use of alias arguments and AliasSeq
- since optional named arguments aren't a thing, I really have two options
  1. Have Func be null on initialization by, unless something is passed
  2. Make the template variadic
  The second of these two might actually be better.
- This is really basic and it's just the sole template at the moment.



///  Attempt to replicate C++'s unique_ptr, but a lot simpler.
///  Hopefully Better C compatiable as well.

import core.memory : __delete;
import std.stdio : writeln;
import std.typecons;
import std.traits;
import std.meta : AliasSeq;

/// This allows us to pass a function as an argument
/// for our pointer templates, and allows us to test
/// if a function (one that deletes, which we'll have to
/// figure a way to test for that later on) is passed to
/// our UniquePointer.
static auto ref SmartArgs(alias Thing, alias Func)()
{
    return Func(Thing);
}

/// The UniquePointer
/// Will delete whatever it references whenever it goes
/// out of scope. Pretty basic at the moment.
struct UniquePointer(alias Thing, alias Func)
{
    @disable this();

    this(auto Thing, Func = null)
    {
        auto ptr = &Thing;
        auto func = Func.nullable;
        static assert(isVoid!ptr, "Cannot use something of an incomplete type");
        static assert(ptr.sizeof > 0, "Cannot use something of an incomplete type.");
    }

    ~this()
    {
        static if (!isNull!func && isFunction!func)
        {
            AliasSeq!(SmartArgs!(func, ptr));
        }
        else
        {
            writeln("No deletion function way provided, or what was provided wasn't a function.");
            scope (exit)
                __delete(ptr);
        }
    }
}


This is a probably really complicated way of going about how to learn to use templates, but I just thought it'd be fun.