I wish all qualifiers were revisited with an eye for simplification

Andrei Alexandrescu SeeWebsiteForEmail at erdani.org
Mon Aug 3 13:02:48 UTC 2020

On 8/3/20 7:45 AM, Simen Kjærås wrote:
> On Sunday, 2 August 2020 at 20:50:14 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
>> * Nobody - probably not even Timon - knows what "shared" does or is 
>> supposed to do and not do. The most I got from Walter ever is "shared 
>> is intentionally restricted so you can't do much without a cast". Yet 
>> the definition of "much" and the conditions under which casting is 
>> legit are not anywhere to be found.
> Shared today is a half-baked implementation of a half-thought idea. Manu 
> wrote[0] almost two years ago what it should be: you can't read or write 
> from a shared object, and only shared methods may be called on it. This 
> was made into a DIP[1], and is half-way(?) implemented in the compiler 
> as -preview=nosharedaccess. The semantics are effective and easy to 
> understand.
> -- 
>    Simen
> [0]: 
> https://forum.dlang.org/post/mailman.4299.1539629222.29801.digitalmars-d@puremagic.com 
> [1]: https://github.com/dlang/DIPs/blob/master/DIPs/accepted/DIP1024.md

Found out about that after I wrote my diatribe. Thanks!

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