Why can't I inherit (extend) structs?

Derek Parnell derek at nomail.afraid.org
Sun Oct 15 18:41:38 PDT 2006

On Mon, 16 Oct 2006 09:20:42 +0900, Bill Baxter wrote:

> The response to "demands for multiple inheritance" should simply be "No".
> D doesn't support multiple inheritance for classes even, so it seems odd 
> that it would go out of its way to allow it for structs.  I see nothing 
> wrong with just saying structs can only do single inheritance.

And I'd go so far as to say that the term 'inheritance' is a bit strong.
Maybe just 'derivation' as we would be deriving a new struct definition
from existing definitions, but there is no implied linkage between them at

But this would have to be a 2.0 feature anyway as it is not a *required*
language feature.

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16/10/2006 11:38:37 AM

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