Discussion Thread: DIP 1037--Add Unary Operator ...--Community Review Round 1

Andrei Alexandrescu SeeWebsiteForEmail at erdani.org
Sun Nov 1 21:04:51 UTC 2020

On 11/1/20 1:37 PM, Delt wrote:
> On Sunday, 1 November 2020 at 16:37:19 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
>> On 11/1/20 5:15 AM, claptrap wrote:
>>> On Saturday, 31 October 2020 at 23:09:31 UTC, Manu wrote:
>>>> On Sat, Oct 31, 2020 at 12:05 PM Paul Backus via Digitalmars-d < 
>>>> digitalmars-d at puremagic.com> wrote:
>>>> Is "Alias Sequence" present in spec language?
>>>> This really demonstrates how much D needs first-class tuples; this 
>>>> area of
>>>> the language is a shit-fight, and essentially just a weird abuse of
>>>> template argument lists mixed with `alias` and some implementation 
>>>> defined
>>>> behaviour, which happens to look and feel a lot like a tuple.
>>> tuples already exists in other languages, in math / set theory, it's 
>>> already a fairly well established idea and it seems a bit weird for D 
>>> to invent its own name for what's essentially the same thing.
>> It isn't the same thing.
> Essentially the same != the same

They are very different.

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