Clojure and Pull Request Controversy

Steven Schveighoffer schveiguy at
Thu Nov 29 14:58:49 UTC 2018

On 11/29/18 9:11 AM, Nicholas Wilson wrote:
> I think deprecating the auto decoding free functions with a message to 
> use `.byChar`, `.byDchar`,`.representation` etc. is really the _only_ 
> practical way forward on this. Yes its slow but it won't cause any 
> breakage. Certainly not silent breakage, deprecation being rather noisy.

When I have free time, I'm going to do all this shit. I'm so sick of 
autodecoding, and I have a feeling it will break so little code*, that 
we are wringing our hands over nothing.


* The big irony of autodecoding is that literally most of Phobos 
SPECIFICALLY avoids autodecoding carefully because it's such a 
performance problem. Removing autodecoding will still work with such 

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