Replace core language HexStrings with library entity

Dicebot via Digitalmars-d digitalmars-d at
Sun Mar 22 03:36:26 PDT 2015

On Saturday, 21 March 2015 at 00:30:42 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu 
> On 3/20/15 9:02 AM, Dicebot wrote:
>> On Wednesday, 18 March 2015 at 00:55:45 UTC, weaselcat wrote:
>>> as an addendum, vibe.d reimplements huge amounts of phobos, 
>>> is there a
>>> reason none of this is ever getting upstreamed?
>> Getting something into Phobos is a huge commitment.
> Not documentation.
>> For something widely
>> used like json library the API discissions can destroy your 
>> spare time
>> in blink of an eye. Sonke actually attempted to do that at 
>> some point,
>> you can see
>> for what happened.
> What happened is that the design has been approved (I emailed 
> Sönke personally) but he moved places so he didn't have time.
> Yes, it is a time commitment. When it wasn't you get things 
> like std.json.

It was a response to question "why vibe.d has reimplemented so 
many bits of Phobos without ever contributing it back".

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