Isn't `each` too much of a good thing?
data.pulverizer at gmail.com
Sun Sep 20 12:08:05 UTC 2020
On Thursday, 17 September 2020 at 16:18:18 UTC, Andrei
> The implementation of each in std.algorithm.iteration sets out
> a lofty goal: whatever can be iterated, must be iterated with
> Problem is, there are way too many things that can be iterated
> in D and too many ways to iterate them. This leads to a
> veritable gallop of checks:
> Too much!
Agree! There is a greater sense in which too much effort is
placed on some end-user stuff within the base language. An
example is the `std.csv` package, even Julia - a language
specifically designed for scientific/technical/data science
computing does not have a csv reader in its standard library (it
has DelimitedFiles which does something different - single type
file read), instead it has a separate CSV package. The D language
allows you to parse a typical XSV file very easily, so instead of
aiming specifically at CSV files, just have better curated and
documented a general I/O library.
I think a lot of people attracted to D are looking to fish, not
to be given fish. If the D community has a smaller standard
library footprint, hiving off certain things to DUB, it should
free up resources for better curation and documentation.
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