Discussion Thread: DIP 1036--Formatted String Tuple Literals--Community Review Round 1
snarwin at gmail.com
Sat Sep 12 11:21:10 UTC 2020
On Saturday, 12 September 2020 at 07:49:49 UTC, Aliak wrote:
> Requiring to retype int semantically for every function that
> has a string followed by an int to avoid “non-obvious” affects
> of a language feature seems seems a bit overkill.
Nobody is required to do anything. My point is, this kind of
function is prone to accidental usage *with or without* string
interpolation, and making the argument list more strongly typed
is an effective technique for fixing that.
Of course, you can also decide that the consequences of
accidental usage are not a big deal, and that you're willing to
live with them for the sake of convenience. I think that's a
totally reasonable decision to make, especially for @safe
Adding additional complexity to string interpolation to
compensate for deficiencies in library interfaces is not good
design. Problems should be addressed at their source.
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