DIP 1029---Add throw as Function Attribute---Community Review Round 1

Joseph Rushton Wakeling joseph.wakeling at webdrake.net
Wed Jan 15 10:36:01 UTC 2020

On Wednesday, 15 January 2020 at 07:33:14 UTC, Walter Bright 
> Best practice:
>     struct S
>     {
>         throw @safe pure @nogc etc. etc. etc. etc. ...
>         ...
>     }
> and then have to remember to add to that list for every new 
> attribute. It's ugly, and people are going to hate it.

Honestly, based on experience of maintaining larger D codebases, 
I'm not sure it isn't anyway best practice to apply attributes 
(including protection attributes) only ever to individual symbols 
and functions.

It can look a bit verbose, and obviously it can be annoying in 
the way you describe, but it really helps avoid any doubt what 
attributes apply in any given case.

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