Feedback on Átila's Vision for D

Meta jared771 at
Sun Oct 20 17:46:07 UTC 2019

On Sunday, 20 October 2019 at 17:34:17 UTC, Paulo Pinto wrote:
> On Sunday, 20 October 2019 at 17:11:27 UTC, Meta wrote:
>> On Sunday, 20 October 2019 at 09:31:34 UTC, Max Samukha wrote:
>>> [...]
>> Interfaces in D do not have any state, i.e., they're not 
>> allowed to declare member variables that implementing classes 
>> inherit, and they don't define any implementation for 
>> implementing classes to inherit - they just define the 
>> interface (this has recently changed in Java now that 
>> interfaces can define methods with a default implementation, 
>> thus Java now provides a way to disambiguate if two different 
>> interfaces declare default methods with the same name).
>> [...]
> They don't carry state, but they surely carry semantics hence 
> why some languages allow to clarify the implementations.
> Because passing implementation B to a method expecting 
> implementation A can lead to hard to track down errors.

I'm not saying that allowing to differentiate between 
implementations would be worthless, just that it's not a bug that 
D collapses them into 1 in the implementing class.

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