Congratulations to the D Team!

deadalnix deadalnix at
Wed Jul 11 07:16:57 PDT 2012

On 11/07/2012 16:16, deadalnix wrote:
> On 11/07/2012 16:04, Timon Gehr wrote:
>> On 07/11/2012 02:58 PM, deadalnix wrote:
>>> I don't think that is a big issue.
>>> Either the value isn't accessed often, and then it make no sense to
>>> cache it, or it is accessed often and it make sense to precalculate the
>>> cached value when building the object.
>> And sometimes it is not known in advance if it will be accessed at all.
>> And this is somewhere in a class that seems unrelated to the object
>> that wants to compute a string representation/hash value/comparison.
>> It is not the simple cases that are an issue.
> Arguably, this is a software design problem. I never encountered a case
> where I need to do such thing and never encountered something similar in
> code except code that demonstrate trick or subverting language
> features/librairies in unexpected ways (which is always fun to do, but
> should never ends up in production or be promoted by a language/a lib).

By the way, I'd be happy to be proven false, but I think the issue is 
overstated here.

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