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Alias std.traits.CommonType

Get the type that all types can be implicitly converted to. Useful e.g. in figuring out an array type from a bunch of initializing values. Returns void if passed an empty list, or if the types have no common type.

alias CommonType(T...) = typeof(T[0].init);


alias X = CommonType!(int, long, short);
assert(is(X == long));
alias Y = CommonType!(int, char[], short);
assert(is(Y == void));


static assert(is(CommonType!(3) == int));
static assert(is(CommonType!(double, 4, float) == double));
static assert(is(CommonType!(string, char[]) == const(char)[]));
static assert(is(CommonType!(3, 3U) == uint));
static assert(is(CommonType!(double, int) == double));


Walter Bright, Tomasz Stachowiak (isExpressions), Andrei Alexandrescu, Shin Fujishiro, Robert Clipsham, David Nadlinger, Kenji Hara, Shoichi Kato


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