Suggestion: Operator `in` for slices

Dennis dkorpel at
Mon Dec 20 11:04:00 UTC 2021

On Sunday, 19 December 2021 at 18:31:46 UTC, Steven Schveighoffer 
> There's your answer -- make a custom type that allows `in` with 
> an array-like structure.

For the record, I'm not arguing in favor of `in` for slices. I'm 
just baffled that whenever this comes up, the first thing people 
bring up is the 'time complexity' argument.

> That kind of expectation is useful from a generic point of view.

And this is my biggest problem with that argument: it's about 
this mystical function that takes a generic data structure and 
uses the `in` operator multiple times on it, which can now 
suddenly be called on an array, ruining performance to the 
surprise of the programmer.

What is this function? Does it exist in Phobos currently?

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