I wish all qualifiers were revisited with an eye for simplification
Adam D. Ruppe
destructionator at gmail.com
Sun Aug 2 21:30:28 UTC 2020
On Sunday, 2 August 2020 at 20:50:14 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu
> The cabal convinces me that inout is actually great and that
> I'm an idiot.
inout is great, but you are also not wrong about it. It has
frustrating arbitrary limitations that should really just get
Steven designed it conservatively thinking it was a good idea at
the time but agrees now it was a mistake to limit it like this.
Simplest step we could do is define inout == const if used for a
local variable in a non-inout function. I think that'd eliminate
the majority of the headache.
The `is` expression should be more strict, but a local
declaration should just fallback to const for practicality.
> Believe it or not, the type "const inout shared T" exists. Of
> course, nobody knows what it really means or how it could be
I don't even have an idea lol
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