Should std.conv:parse parse html entities?

Jonathan Marler johnnymarler at
Wed Nov 13 18:31:09 UTC 2019

On Wednesday, 13 November 2019 at 12:17:17 UTC, berni44 wrote:
> Concerning issue 9621 [1]: There are two things, that parse 
> doesn't parse currently, namely octal numbers and html 
> entities. While there is no argument against the former (I 
> actually wrote a PR to add them), there has been some 
> discussion around the later, because the whole table of those 
> entities (about 3000) would make it in the code, even if not 
> needed at all.
> As I don't think, I should try to decide this on my own, I'd 
> like to know your oppinion: What is better: Add the entities or 
> write in the docs, that they are not supported? What do you 
> think?
> [1]

Maybe you could put the table inside a template so it only get 
compiled/included when it's used?

template HtmlEntityTable()
     const HtmlEntityTable = ...;

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