[OT] C# can do all the interpolated strings now

Patrick Schluter Patrick.Schluter at bbox.fr
Fri Dec 17 11:32:19 UTC 2021

On Friday, 17 December 2021 at 10:14:32 UTC, bauss wrote:
> On Friday, 17 December 2021 at 09:42:30 UTC, Patrick Schluter 
> wrote:
>> DIP's are not supposed to be for newbies. They are destined at 
>> the language implementers and advanced users to detect issues 
>> and solutions to the problems. They are not tutorials and 
>> should not cater to beginners.
> I don't think he's referring to the DIP process, but rather 
> what the DIP covered.
> Meaning the language construct and implementation.

This is a documentation issue. That the implementation of the DIP 
might not be easily understood by newbies is imho irrelevant. The 
skill of the users might be a factor for the usage of the 
feature, not how it is put in the language.

Look, Walter's initial proposition was much simpler and quite 
easier to understand. This proposition requires much higher 
skills to understand how it works (one needs to know what 
parameter tuples, templates, overloads etc.), yet Walter's 
proposition was a stinker (sorry for the language) because it 
opened the floodgate of substitution bugs, type mismatches and 
injection risks. Traps a newbie could easily fall into. On the 
new proposition, newbies might be stumped on certain behaviours 
(i.e. it's magic) but the language does the "right thing". If the 
"right thing" is a little bit more complicated, so be it.

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