Discussion Thread: DIP 1036--Formatted String Tuple Literals--Community Review Round 1

12345swordy alexanderheistermann at gmail.com
Fri Sep 11 13:19:37 UTC 2020

On Thursday, 10 September 2020 at 20:50:24 UTC, Paul Backus wrote:

> This won't stop people from calling functions with the wrong 
> arguments, but I don't think it needs to--that should be each 
> function's responsibility, not the language's (see: Scott 
> Meyers' Year/Month/Day example).

That issue that I have with your stance, is that we are dealing 
with c/c++ bindings here. How is c/c++ responsible in this case? 
You are asking the binder maintainer to create a wrapper to 
prevent accident function call.

The previous DIP is bad, because it is easy to accidentally call 
the wrong function. Which it is not ideal. You are asking the 
library maintainers to modify the library to prevent the users 
from shooting themselves in the foot by accident which is not 


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