[OT] What are D's values?

jfondren julian.fondren at gmail.com
Tue Oct 5 20:00:42 UTC 2021

On Tuesday, 5 October 2021 at 17:53:46 UTC, H. S. Teoh wrote:
> This is particularly powerful in UFCS chains: if you had to 
> implement the UFCS chain in C, for example, you'd have to 
> rewrite a whole bunch of types, variable declarations, etc., 
> every time you need to do something like insert a new component 
> into the chain, or reorder the chain.  That makes refactoring 
> the equivalent code in C an onerous task,

This is all great, but C is too weak a competitor for it to be 
persuasive to someone who needs persuading.

Here's a remark on brittleness in Rust:

>I’ve seen this many times in Rust: I write a large chunk of code 
>being a little careless about lifetimes, just to then have to 
>change the types of my variables and functions everywhere in my 
>program to avoid having to clone() things everywhere to make it 


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