package and virtual

Jonathan M Davis jmdavisProg at
Wed Feb 29 23:43:56 PST 2012

On Thursday, March 01, 2012 08:26:00 Jacob Carlborg wrote:
> On 2012-03-01 01:53, Jonathan M Davis wrote:
> > package functions are currenly non-virtual.
> > 
> > The spec claims that "all non-sta­tic non-pri­vate non-tem­plate mem­ber
> > func­ tions are vir­tual," which would mean that package is supposed to
> > be virtual. But from what I recall, the plan is to leave package as
> > non-virtual. So, is that indeed the case and the spec needs to be fixed,
> > or is package going to be made virtual at some point?
> > 
> > - Jonathan M Davis
> Is anyone even using "package"? I've basically never used it.

Well, it's the sort of thing that's more useful with larger programs, so I 
question how much it's being used, but it definitely can be useful. 
std.datetime will likely be using it in the near future, since I'm working on 
breaking it up into a package (leaving std.datetime to then import everything 
in the package).

But regardless, it's currently broken:

- Jonathan M Davis

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