The state of string interpolation

Steven Schveighoffer schveiguy at
Fri Dec 7 22:37:50 UTC 2018

On 12/7/18 5:24 PM, o wrote:
> On Friday, 7 December 2018 at 22:12:18 UTC, Steven Schveighoffer wrote:
>> I think we are all finally on the same page (which I didn't realize we 
>> weren't, sorry about that!)
>> The selling of the idea is the hard part, Jonathan Marler has already 
>> implemented it, and the spec is super-simple as you say.
>> I think part of the confusion here is that we are calling it string 
>> interpolation. It's not the same as what most languages use for string 
>> interpolation. It's really something more like "string formatted alias 
>> sequence" or "string interpolation tuple". That should be reflected in 
>> the actual DIP.
>> What's central to the utility is that it's based on string literals 
>> (runtime strings will NOT work here), and therefore, has the potential 
>> to be used in mixins, and in compile-time alias sequences. Sequences 
>> of expressions split by strings are so common in D, it just makes 
>> complete sense to me.
> I sent you a github invite to the contributors group for the DIP. If you 
> are okay with it, could you clarify what you said in the DIP? Thanks!

Thanks, I got the invite, will respond there.


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