Human unreadable documentation - the ugly seam between simple D and complex D

rumbu via Digitalmars-d digitalmars-d at
Fri Mar 27 08:31:26 PDT 2015

On Friday, 27 March 2015 at 14:39:48 UTC, Tobias Pankrath wrote:
>> Looked also in the source code to find out that startsWith is 
>> locale sensitive, something ignored in phobos.
> Why would I need a locale for startsWith? Please file a bug, if 
> that's actually needed for unicode strings.

Because in German, "Köln" can start with "Kö", but also with 
"Koe" and "K\u0308o" ?

Regarding the scscscshghshshshhswarzThing, here we discuss the 
readability and accessibility of the documentation, not the power 
of the library. Every other language will use a variation of  
"sortBy" instead of the scscshwcwscThing. I'm happy that D has in 
the default lib functions like levenshteinDistance, but this will 
not attract the average or "just starting to learn" developer. On 
the contrary, sorting correctly some names is a more common task 
than calculating the Levenshtein distance, but there is no 
function for it in phobos.

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