Discussion Thread: DIP 1038-- at nodiscard--Final Review

Paul Backus snarwin at gmail.com
Thu Feb 4 23:52:45 UTC 2021

On Thursday, 4 February 2021 at 20:15:07 UTC, Q. Schroll wrote:
> Having an attribute for the common case seems backwards to me. 
> More often than not, it will be omitted. It is probably better 
> to do it the other way around: Add a @discard (or @maydiscard 
> or @discardable) attribute to apply to printf, readf, and 
> friends to indicate that discarding their result is an intended 
> form of their use.

The fact that this approach would break a huge amount of existing 
code is already enough to disqualify it from further 

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