Prototype of Ownership/Borrowing System for D
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Fri Nov 22 08:08:07 UTC 2019
Am Thu, 21 Nov 2019 20:55:57 -0800 schrieb Walter Bright:
> On 11/21/2019 4:28 AM, Jacob Carlborg wrote:
>> On Thursday, 21 November 2019 at 11:10:28 UTC, Walter Bright wrote:
>>> I would find that to be annoying, as the CPU hardware checks it before
>>> dereferencing it, too, for free.
>> Why would you wait until runtime when the compiler can do it at compile
> The antecedent said "it forces you to check a pointer before you
> dereference it"
But only if you don't know for sure already that the pointer can't
possibly be null. With non-null types (by default) such situations are
You should really have a look at TypeScript / Kotlin some time. In
has be a main reason of bugs and TypeScript really nicely solved this. I
think non-null types + these automated conversion from nullable to non-
null are the most important innovations for OOP code in recent years and
the feature i miss most when doing OOP in D.
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