"with" should be deprecated with extreme prejudice

Andrei Alexandrescu SeeWebsiteForEmail at erdani.org
Mon May 18 13:22:49 PDT 2009

Ary Borenszweig wrote:
> Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
>> Nick Sabalausky wrote:
>>> "Leandro Lucarella" <llucax at gmail.com> wrote in message 
>>> news:20090518141908.GB9277 at burns.springfield.home...
>>>> bearophile, el 18 de mayo a las 04:33 me escribiste:
>>>>> Andrei, I agree that "with" is dangerous when it shadows outer names
>>>>> (Python designers have not added a "with" because of this).
>>>> They did, but with different semantics =)
>>>> It's used for RAII (I guess you already know that, but maybe other 
>>>> people
>>>> don't).
>>> You mean like C#'s "using"? 
>> What a God awful feature. Honestly, "what were they sinking about?" 
>> People who explained that C# is cool - please explain this one.
>> Andrei
> http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa664736.aspx

I meant: "explain what were they sinking about when they designed this 
awful feature", not "explain this awful feature in detail". I know the 
feature, and that doesn't help its case.


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