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

Jab jab_293 at gmall.com
Tue Nov 12 17:09:30 UTC 2019

On Tuesday, 12 November 2019 at 12:30:42 UTC, Dukc wrote:
> This DIP in it's current form would cause so much damage that 
> if we fall behind because we won't do it, so be it.

It is going to fall behind either way. This DIP focuses on 
falling behind Rust/C++ safety with manual memory management. But 
it completely ignores falling behind on simplicity/easy of 
use/unrestricted use with other languages that have a GC. The 
focus seems to only be on Rust/C++ lately. By trying to be safe 
with manual memory management you lose what the GC offers, this 
is in part due to the fact that GC pointers and malloc pointers 
are indistinguishable. It's a clash between two different 
ideologies that don't mix well.

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