"temporary" templates

Suleyman sahmi.soulaimane at gmail.com
Sun Dec 1 21:14:41 UTC 2019

On Wednesday, 27 November 2019 at 20:02:52 UTC, Stefan Koch wrote:
> On Wednesday, 27 November 2019 at 16:32:13 UTC, Steven 
> Schveighoffer wrote:
>> On 11/27/19 11:15 AM, Steven Schveighoffer wrote:
>> The more I think about it, the more I like the CTFE with Types 
>> as first class approach, because then I can use actual 
>> mutating code vs. immutable functional approach that is 
>> required with templates.
>> -Steve
> Yes that is the point.
> first class types during ctfe allows you to use weak purity 
> instead of strong purity!
> And therefore makes AST manipulation or introspection much more 
> efficient!
> I'll build a tiny POC shortly. The thing that I got stuck with 
> last time was the lexer/parser modification that is required to 
> flag type arguments to ctfe functions.

The problem with going the path of giving super powers to CTFE 
functions is that it creates a division between runtime and CTFE 
then we will get functions which only work in CTFE which may or 
may not be a good thing.

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