All right, all right! Interim decision regarding qualified Object methods

Steven Schveighoffer schveiguy at
Fri Jul 13 04:47:30 PDT 2012

On Fri, 13 Jul 2012 05:02:30 -0400, F i L <witte2008 at> wrote:

> I always wondered why toString() wasn't just to!string() in the first  
> place, short of UFCS not being implemented for all types.

toString in itself is wasteful.  It allocates a string that will likely be  
thrown away immediately.

Experience has shown that unnecessary allocations == low performance, at  
least as far as D is concerned.

Yes, to!string should work, but the method for the object should use a  
dchar output range as a sink, instead of converting to a string.  We can  
build to!string on top of that.


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