Compile-time generated code... not that nice

Jarrett Billingsley jarrett.billingsley at
Sat May 30 12:26:59 PDT 2009

On Sat, May 30, 2009 at 3:03 PM, Ary Borenszweig <ary at> wrote:
> I just realized that code generated at compile-time (with string mixins) is
> hard (or impossible) to debug (I mean at runtime, not just at compile-time).
> Do you think it's a big shortcomming of D? How can this be solved?
> Maybe the compiler can generate a file with the contents of a module with
> mixins expanded, and use these files as the input to the compiler and
> linker, so these can be used in the debugging process.

FWIW templates have more or less the same problem.

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