Replace core language HexStrings with library entity

Andrei Alexandrescu via Digitalmars-d digitalmars-d at
Wed Mar 18 11:38:52 PDT 2015

On 3/17/15 5:45 PM, weaselcat wrote:
> On Wednesday, 18 March 2015 at 00:34:06 UTC, Daniel Murphy wrote:
>> "Andrei Alexandrescu"  wrote in message
>> news:me9s2m$308v$1 at
>>> It pains me to no end to see energy going in all the wrong places.
>>> Just now I was reviewing some code using std.json. Most everybody
>>> admits that library could be improved or rewritten. There's been some
>>> work on the latter, which has not been pursued to completion. Until
>>> then, we've had for _years_ a mediocre - albeit let's say passable -
>>> implementation with a shockingly bad documentation -
>>> has not ONE example, like
>>> literally not ONE line of code on it. It's been like that for YEARS.
>>> I'd find it difficult to imagine a simpler and more impactful way to
>>> contribute to D, than improving on that documentation.
>> Just use vibe.d's json library.
> what is the point of having a half-assed version in the _standard_
> library???

The irony is what's now is std is usable albeit "meh", but so poorly 
documented it looks damn straight useless. I need to figure why folks 
willing to write small novels in this forum will neglect literally for 
years to apply some of that energy to D's documentation. -- Andrei

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