Is [] mandatory for array operations?

Andrei Alexandrescu SeeWebsiteForEmail at
Tue May 4 13:19:09 PDT 2010

Walter Bright wrote:
> Don wrote:
>> Walter Bright wrote:
>>> Don wrote:
>>>> There are several compiler bugs relating to array operations, and 
>>>> almost all relate to this issue. I'd like to fix them, but I need to 
>>>> know which way it is supposed to work.
>>> The [] should be required. I worry that otherwise there will be 
>>> ambiguous cases that will cause trouble.
>> Excellent.
> Glad we agree. An example is the C hack where if foo is a function, then 
> &foo as well as foo mean the address of the function. This little 
> ambiguity, originally meant as a convenience, has caused much grief.

In the same vein, probably it's time to bite the bullet and require 
@property for parens-less function calls.


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