Should std.conv:parse parse html entities?

Jonathan Marler johnnymarler at
Wed Nov 13 21:06:50 UTC 2019

On Wednesday, 13 November 2019 at 18:55:42 UTC, berni44 wrote:
> On Wednesday, 13 November 2019 at 18:31:09 UTC, Jonathan Marler 
> wrote:
>> Maybe you could put the table inside a template so it only get 
>> compiled/included when it's used?
>> template HtmlEntityTable()
>> {
>>     const HtmlEntityTable = ...;
>> }
> As far, as I understood the discussion in the bugreport, the 
> problem with that is, that most of the time you'll not know if 
> it will be needed, but most strings parsed (I assume, they are 
> not available on compiletime) do not contain entities 
> (presumably).

True, if its reachable through a high-level generic function then 
it would be used most of the time.  Sorry I'm not familiar with 
which functions would be calling it, but for me, I've never 
really needed a function that escaped valid D strings so I'm not 
sure which specific function would be using this.

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