The Final(ize) Challenge

Andrei Alexandrescu SeeWebsiteForEmail at
Mon May 18 11:37:51 PDT 2009

Steven Schveighoffer wrote:
> Back to your idea...
> This feature that you suggest seems very trivial for the compiler to 
> implement, while extremely hard to do it via reflection.

The problem is, there are a million things that are trivial for the 
compiler to implement and harder with libraries. But that approach just 
doesn't scale. Finalize is only the beginning and pretty much a working 
example to flesh out library primitives. Don't get bogged down by it.


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