Compile time metaprogramming

Simen Kjærås simen.kjaras at
Sun Dec 4 11:00:08 PST 2011

On Sat, 03 Dec 2011 10:26:09 +0100, David Nadlinger <see at>  

> On 12/3/11 1:43 AM, simendsjo wrote:
>> On 02.12.2011 23:28, Jonathan M Davis wrote:
>>> There's also been at least a couple of cases where people
>>> have worked on unit libraries and discussed them in the main
>>> newsgroup, but so
>>> far, nothing has gotten to the point where it's been reviewed for
>>> introduction
>>> to Phobos, and I don't know if any of those projects is still alive.
>>> It would
>>> definitely be an asset though.
>> I seem to remember someone wanting to work on a library for GSoC and
>> that he would work on it even if it wasn't accepted. I might remember
>> wrong, and the person might have left the project.
> That was Cristi Cobzarenco, but he then proposed a different project,  
> linear algebra stuff [1], which he ended up working on because I already  
> had a more or less working implementation of an units library lying  
> around: [2].
> I posted my project to the NG, and there seemed to actually be two or  
> three people interested in it, but I didn't submit it to formal review  
> yet, because it sometimes breaks in interesting ways due to compiler  
> bugs (issue 3467 [3] and the likes), and I had enough work to do for my  
> own GSoC project anyway.

I, for one, wholeheartedly support the inclusion of this in Phobos.

Oh, and Walter's reply to #3467 is scary. I hope he comes around to
seeing he's not making sense.

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