Things that may be removed

Andrei Alexandrescu SeeWebsiteForEmail at
Mon Dec 22 09:58:07 PST 2008

dsimcha wrote:
> == Quote from Don (nospam at's article
>> * The postincrement and postdecrement operators (make x++, x-- identical
>> to ++x, --x, except that it is illegal to use the return value.
> Why?  This is a nice piece of syntactic sugar to make relatively simple code more
> concise.

I think he refers to defining them as distinct functions. He doesn't 
want to render either usage invalid.


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