Prototype of Ownership/Borrowing System for D

Ola Fosheim Grøstad ola.fosheim.grostad at
Tue Dec 3 08:31:59 UTC 2019

On Tuesday, 3 December 2019 at 07:14:23 UTC, rikki cattermole 
> Lifetime's are a bit over my head.
> In my code example I hand waved a bunch of details related to 
> it.

I found this master thesis on adding lifetimes to Whiley very 
readable, explained in english and not a lot of formalisms:

The difference between this and Rust seems to be that: 1. Rust 
now ends the lifetime at last use and not at the end of the 
scope. 2. Rust infers the lifetime variables when they have not 
been explicitly given, but that is a minor difference.

> But basically its a head const reference tied to the lifetime 
> of the owning memory e.g. a data structure. That guarantees no 
> pointer modification at any point in time.

Hm, I think I would need a more elaborate description to 
understand what it can express.

> They do and the project is meant to be released in a couple of 
> weeks.
> Right now they don't have a compiler, so yeah... Lots of theory 
> wishy washy atm.

So it was a christmas-teaser... :-) We will have to wait and see 
then, I guess.

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