Feedback on Átila's Vision for D
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Sun Oct 20 08:44:37 UTC 2019
On Sunday, 20 October 2019 at 05:43:52 UTC, Walter Bright wrote:
> On 10/19/2019 4:38 PM, aliak wrote:
>> Plus, IIRC dmd is a prime example where splitting is not
>> happening because of "reasons".
> dmd was originally developed as a C++ program, which did not
> have modules. Hence its organization is not the D module system
> best practices, and it isn't really fair to hold it as an
> example of D best practices.
Oh I know, it was a reply to Nicholas proposing splitting up a
module as a general solution to something - but that's not always
> I don't think Phobos is a great example of module best
> practices, either, but that is somewhat forgivable because
> Phobos was designed long before we knew what D best practices
> should be. (In particular, Phobos tends to lump too many
> unrelated things into each module.)
> In D, declarations are grouped into a module that would
> otherwise need "friend" access if it were developed in C++.
Yeah this was related to benefits around being able to keep some
things private from your friends (which is not d-able currently).
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