Non-ugly ways to implement a 'static' class or namespace?
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Sat Feb 11 03:05:35 UTC 2023
On Saturday, 11 February 2023 at 02:18:48 UTC, thebluepandabear
>> What attracts me to D, is the inability to program outside of
>> a class in C#. I think they are trying to find ways to make
>> this happen, but I wouldn't hold my breath.
> programming outside of a class is overrated though in my
> opinion. i've never seen a usecase for it in an object oriented
> language. Of course Kotlin can do this, which is good, but you
> can just create utility classes (i.e. `static class` in C#,
> `final class` in Java with a private ctor, or Kotlin `object`.)
Yes, it's overrated, I agree, especially with C# static classes.
still... in Swift, you can do hello world, just like this:
Of course in C# dotnet 5, you can use top-level statements now:
(but that's just syntactic sugar .. the class, main etc. is
actually generated behind the scenes.) I don't use top-level
statements though, as find them completely pointless (and
annoying) in C#.
The shortest syntax in D, for hello workd - as far as I know, is:
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