Is there a reason for default-int?

Don nospam at
Mon Dec 28 22:38:42 PST 2009

Phil Deets wrote:
> On Mon, 28 Dec 2009 16:18:46 -0500, Simen kjaeraas 
> <simen.kjaras at> wrote:
>> Apart from C legacy, is there a reason to assume anything we don't 
>> know what
>> is, is an int? Shouldn't the compiler instead say 'unknown type' or 
>> something
>> else that makes sense?
> C++ abandoned default int. I think it would be best for D to do the same.

D never had default int. When there's an error, the compiler just has to 
choose *some* type, so that it doesn't crash <g>.

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