Bug in ^^

Brett Brett at gmail.com
Tue Sep 17 16:50:29 UTC 2019

On Tuesday, 17 September 2019 at 16:16:44 UTC, bachmeier wrote:
> On Tuesday, 17 September 2019 at 13:48:02 UTC, Brett wrote:
>> it's shorthand for writing out the long version, it shouldn't 
>> silently wrap, If I write out the long version it craps out so 
>> why not the computation itself?
> I think you should be using 
> https://dlang.org/phobos/std_experimental_checkedint.html 
> rather than getting into the weeds of the best language design 
> choices long ago. My thought is that it's relatively easy to 
> work with long if that's what I want:
> 10L^^16
> long(10)^^16
> I have to be explicit, but it's not Java levels of verbosity. 
> Using long doesn't solve overflow problems. A different default 
> would be better in your example, but it's not clear to me why 
> that would always be better - the proper default would be 
> checkedint.

import std.stdio;
enum x = 100000000000000000;
enum y = 10^^17;

void main()
     ulong xx = x;
     ulong yy = y;


I gave code to prove that I was right, why is it so difficult for 
people to accept? All I see is people trying to justify the 
compilers current behavior rather than think for themselves and 
realize something wrong!

This not a difficult issue.

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