Human unreadable documentation - the ugly seam between simple D and complex D
H. S. Teoh via Digitalmars-d
digitalmars-d at puremagic.com
Thu Mar 26 14:10:07 PDT 2015
On Thu, Mar 26, 2015 at 07:32:51PM +0000, Idan Arye via Digitalmars-d wrote:
> uint startsWith(alias pred = "a == b")(Range doesThisStart, Needles...
> Range is an inferred template argument
> Needles is a variadic inferred template argument
> Needles.length > 1
> is(typeof(.startsWith!pred(doesThisStart, withOneOfThese)) : bool)
> is(typeof(.startsWith!pred(doesThisStart, withOneOfThese[1..$])) : uint)
> We've broken the signature into the parts required to use the function
> and the parts required to FULLY understand the previous parts. The
> motivation is that the second group of parts is also important, so it
> needs to be there, but it creates a lot of unneeded noise so it
> shouldn't be a direct part of the signature(at least not in the doc).
> It's similar to the docs of other types used in the signature - it's
> important to have these docs somewhere accessible, but you don't want
> to add them in the middle of the signature because it'll make it
This is not a new idea:
The question is, who's gonna implement it?
If you want to solve a problem, you need to address its root cause, not just its symptoms. Otherwise it's like treating cancer with Tylenol...
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