DIP 1027---String Interpolation---Community Review Round 1

Seb seb at wilzba.ch
Sun Dec 15 10:40:00 UTC 2019

On Sunday, 15 December 2019 at 01:44:18 UTC, Walter Bright wrote:
> On 12/14/2019 6:23 AM, Adam D. Ruppe wrote:
>> On Saturday, 14 December 2019 at 09:10:47 UTC, Walter Bright 
>> wrote:
>>> I find your proposal a little confusing. By turning the 
>>> string into an object, it doesn't work with printf?
>> Right, not directly. But then it is trivial to add a member of 
>> the object that transforms it into a tuple suitable for printf.
>> So the end user's code now looks like: `printf(i"foo 
>> %bar".asFormatTuple);`
> I was afraid that would be it. The extra syntax kills it,

I highly doubt that modern D applications use printf enough that 
we should cater so much for it. Anyhow, I don't see why we 
couldn't add an overload even for printf in druntime if the 
.toString or .asFormatTuple is too much syntax.

> along with the extra import required,

It's a member of the struct. No import required.

> along with not working with #betterC.

Why? I don't see an argument for this. The interpolated struct is 
templated, so the compiler would generate a new instance properly.
In fact, even a potential printf overload in druntime would still 
work with #worseD as long as its templated.

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