Odd behaviour of std.range

frame frame86 at live.com
Tue Feb 22 17:15:01 UTC 2022

On Tuesday, 22 February 2022 at 12:53:03 UTC, Adam D Ruppe wrote:
> On Tuesday, 22 February 2022 at 12:48:21 UTC, frame wrote:
>> What am I missing here? Is this some UTF conversion issue?
> `front` is a phobos function. Phobos treats char as special 
> than all other arrays.

Ah, ok. It directly attaches `front` to the string, regardless of 
the function. That is the problem.

> It was a naive design flaw that nobody has the courage to fix.

> ... or ask why you're doing range operations on a string in the 
> first place and see if the behavior actually kinda makes sense 
> for you.

Because I needed a similar function to `tail` that takes care of 
the length and even it's trivial to implement it by myself, I 
just thought it's better to use a function that is already there.

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