Rant of the day

Paolo Invernizzi paolo.invernizzi at gmail.com
Tue Jan 26 09:15:14 UTC 2021

On Monday, 25 January 2021 at 22:00:48 UTC, H. S. Teoh wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 25, 2021 at 09:26:28PM +0000, Tove via 
> Digitalmars-d wrote:
>> > [...]
> [...]
>> [...]
> I'd submit a PR for it, but based on the discussion in 
> bugzilla, it probably won't go through, because (1) changing 
> from a class to a struct will break pretty much *every* usage 
> of it in existing code, and we're oh so afraid of breaking 
> changes these days even if it's all for the better; (2) the 
> anticipated back-n-forth on the ensuing PR discussion will 
> probably wear me out and make me walk away as quickly as I 
> approached.
> [...]

I think that sooner or later the problem of evolving Phobos 
should be tackled by the gatekeepers, providing at least a policy 
for incremental improvements.

I personally have a toe in that cold water, as a really simple 
PR, and it's stalled from ages waiting exactly for that.

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