Robert Kern schrieb:
As I unification mechanism, I think it is insufficient. I doubt it can express all the concepts that ctypes supports.
What do you think is missing that can't be added?
I can factually only report what is missing. Whether it can be added, I don't know. As I just wrote in a few other messages: pointers, unions, functions pointers, packed structs, incomplete/recursive types. Also "flexible array members" (i.e. open-ended arrays).
While it may be possible to come up with a string syntax to describe all these things (*), I wonder whether it should be done, and whether NumArray can then support this extended data model.
(*) perhaps with the exception of incomplete types: C needs forward references in its own syntax.