enum and const or immutable ‘variable’ whose value is known at compile time

jmh530 john.michael.hall at gmail.com
Fri Sep 18 01:32:21 UTC 2020

On Thursday, 17 September 2020 at 10:53:48 UTC, Mike Parker wrote:
> [snip]
> I can attest that in the 17 years I've been hanging around 
> here, the fact that enum is used to indicate a manifest 
> constant has not been a serious source of WTF posts. So I think 
> "pretty much everyone coming to D" have decided it's either 
> perfectly fine or perfectly tolerable. It's the sort of thing 
> that may not be obvious, but once you figure you absorb it and 
> get down to coding. I know some people would prefer it were 
> something else and some don't care. I'm squarely in the camp 
> that thinks it makes perfect sense and it would be silly to 
> create a new keyword for it.

A talk at dconf 2019 provided an alternative approach to using 
enum for manifest constants:


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