Source code annotations alla Java
schveiguy at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 20 06:02:56 PST 2011
On Thu, 20 Jan 2011 08:47:28 -0500, Justin Johansson <jj at nospam.com> wrote:
> Not long ago the Java Language people introduced the idea of annotations
> together with an annotation processing tool (apt).
> Now perhaps the idea of source code annotations is not actually a Java
> invention per se, however for someone learning D is there any equivalent
> idiom [of Java annotations] in the D language?
Haven't used Java since they added annotations, but I think they are like
In any case, D has an annotation syntax like:
But I think at the moment, annotations have no custom ability. Only
compiler-defined annotations are allowed. This may change in the future,
but probably not short-term. FWIW, I think we need a much richer
runtime-reflection capability before we can use custom annotations to any
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