DIP 1025--Dynamic Arrays Only Shrink, Never Grow--Community Review Round 1
Ola Fosheim Grøstad
ola.fosheim.grostad at gmail.com
Mon Nov 11 17:12:13 UTC 2019
On Monday, 11 November 2019 at 17:00:07 UTC, Steven Schveighoffer
> No, you are misunderstanding a lot here.
This is nitpicking.
If you are going to have a good story with interfacing with C++
libraries and frameworks... you don't want this to fail
ownerpointer = normalize(initialize(allocate()))
Where normalize is a D function that calls other GC library code
that is well-behaving, except the one that accidentally grows the
slice because it works in the library-author's pure GC code.
You have to be able to call GC code even if you want to modify
Anyway, it also isn't true that Dynamic Arrays don't have a type.
It isn't untyped. But the typesystem it uses is completely
different from the rest of the language.
It appears to be quasi-dynamic effects based, whereas the rest of
the language is mostly static strongly typed. Meaning, the type
changes as you use it. Does any other object in D do that?
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