Current sentiment on Nullable.get

Rubn where at is.this
Fri Dec 14 22:23:57 UTC 2018

On Thursday, 13 December 2018 at 13:47:34 UTC, Jonathan M Davis 
> The behavior is completely obvious if you understand that 
> whether a Nullable is null refers to the Nullable itself and 
> not the value that it contains. Looking at the documentation, 
> it does need to be improved so that that is clearer. But if you 
> understand that, then there is no confusion.

Isn't the behavior of everything obvious if you know how it 
works? The reasons things should be named the way they are is to 
help identify what they do. What you are describing is more 
easily understood as a class named "Optional".

You mention that the template didn't work with types that were 
already nullable. I want to know what the individual was thinking 
when they expanded the functionality to include nullable types. 
They could have easily added extra code that does an additional 
check to see if the types are null. That's the logical thing to 
do for a class named "Nullable". The way it is currently 
implemented is the logical way to implement "Optional". You 
wouldn't store a float point number in a type called int, would 
you ?

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