D is dead

Mike Franklin slavo5150 at yahoo.com
Thu Aug 23 14:18:36 UTC 2018

On Thursday, 23 August 2018 at 13:22:45 UTC, Shachar Shemesh 

> Because in D, structs can't inherit,

Forgive me if I'm not helping, but if you are willing to create a 
little infrastructure, I think you can create polymorphic structs 
with the technique described at 
https://theartofmachinery.com/2018/08/13/inheritance_and_polymorphism_2.html.  See https://gitlab.com/sarneaud/xanthe/blob/master/src/game/player.d#L18 for a concrete example.

> I can't do that for structs, and if I defined SockAddr as a 
> class, I'd mandate allocating it on the GC, violating the whole 
> point behind writing Mecca to begin with.

There are other ways to allocate memory for classes, without the 
GC.  Do any of the techniques described at 
https://wiki.dlang.org/Memory_Management#Explicit_Class_Instance_Allocation give you an alternative?

> The general consensus, however, is that these problems will not 
> be resolved (we used to file bugs in Bugzilla. We stopped doing 
> that because we saw nothing happens with them), and as far as 
> the future of the language goes, that's bad news.

I've fixed 4 bugs in the past 2 weeks:  

But I admit they were quite simple.  I agree, the more difficult 
bugs tend to not get fixed.  I've tried to fix a few of them, but 
they were beyond my current abilities.  Again, you might have 
more success if you put some financial incentive behind them.


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