Another use case for __traits(docComment)
Adam D. Ruppe
destructionator at gmail.com
Wed Nov 13 16:12:31 UTC 2019
On Wednesday, 13 November 2019 at 16:03:55 UTC, Steven
> It just shouldn't be a comment, which the compiler is supposed
> to ignore.
The D specification makes a distinction between ordinary comments
and ddoc comments. ddoc comments are well-defined by the language
and attached to symbols by parsing rules.
It currently doesn't expose it directly - it only processes it
into separate files (not ignoring them!) - but I want to change
that, and appealing to the authority of the status quo isn't much
of a counterargument.
> The thought of comments *ever* affecting the code is just plain
> wrong to me. Comments are not code, we should keep that line
I agree for regular comments, but ddoc is already a part of the
language and processed by the compiler! All I want to do is let
other parts of the language see it too.
And again, UDAs do a better job at embedding non-doc stuff than
doc comments. So I really think the risk of people going crazy
with them is quite small since the alternative is superior for
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