DIP 1025--Dynamic Arrays Only Shrink, Never Grow--Community Review Round 1

Dennis dkorpel at gmail.com
Mon Nov 11 14:56:22 UTC 2019

On Monday, 11 November 2019 at 14:48:54 UTC, IGotD- wrote:
> I need one clarification, this DIP regards slices not arrays? 
> So an array is being able to be resized just as before. It's 
> just that this will no longer apply for slices?

Maybe this article will help:

> So where is the true dynamic array type in D? It's hidden by 
> the runtime, and in fact, has no formal type. Slices are good 
> enough, and as it turns out, the runtime is smart enough about 
> what you want to do with the data, that you almost never notice 
> dynamic arrays are missing as a full-fledged type. In fact, 
> most D coders consider the D slice to be the dynamic array type 
> -- it's even listed as a dynamic array type in the spec! The 
> lack of ownership is very subtle and easy to miss.

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