Is phobos too fluffy?

Andrei Alexandrescu SeeWebsiteForEmail at
Thu Sep 17 17:16:42 UTC 2020

On 9/17/20 1:06 PM, jmh530 wrote:
> On Thursday, 17 September 2020 at 16:34:33 UTC, H. S. Teoh wrote:
>> [snip]
>> Sure, but why are we fussing over formatting, when there are bigger 
>> fish to fry?  Like code quality issues: pushing sig constraints into 
>> static ifs when they are more suitable, merging unnecessary overloads, 
>> fixing documentation issues, etc..  IMO, removing empty lines is last 
>> on that long list of action items.
> I.e., does having extra empty lines have an impact on the time it takes 
> to compile phobos?
> I don't really have a good sense of whether the time spent compiling is 
> more related to number of lines or number of characters. An empty line 
> with no characters or one character may not take long to parse.

This is exclusively about readability. Too much fluff means too little 
context in front of you.

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