[OT] What are D's values?

Tejas notrealemail at gmail.com
Mon Oct 4 23:10:27 UTC 2021

On Monday, 4 October 2021 at 23:01:31 UTC, SealabJaster wrote:
> On Monday, 4 October 2021 at 22:15:33 UTC, Walter Bright wrote:
>> What are your experiences with this?
> I find code that does Design by Introspection tends to be very 
> resilient to additions, modifications, and removals.
> For example, I have a library that makes heavy use of 
> introspection, and I completely changed the way the 
> introspection was being handled without having to touch the way 
> the user code was designed.
> This was done without breakage (well... there was one break due 
> to a language limitation), and with very minor behavioral 
> differences. It was definitely quite magical.
> Adding things is as simple as making a new UDA, slapping in 
> some glue code for the introspect layer, and then applying it 
> where relevant.
> Modifications don't really break anything unless the UDA itself 
> is changed.
> Removals technically don't break much since the user part of 
> the code is just ignored and non-functional now.
> DbI can be pretty awesome.

Can you please list any resources on DbI?

I've been finding it pretty hard to grasp, and I only managed to 
find a few videos by Andrei on the subject.

Even the d-idioms website doesn't have much.

Any text sources would be really appreciated.

Thank you for reading!

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