Worst ideas/features in programming languages?

deadalnix deadalnix at gmail.com
Fri Oct 15 13:45:11 UTC 2021

On Friday, 15 October 2021 at 13:21:25 UTC, russhy wrote:
> On Friday, 15 October 2021 at 11:57:28 UTC, deadalnix wrote:
>> On Friday, 15 October 2021 at 10:58:14 UTC, bauss wrote:
>>> I think that's his problem. D doesn't have a specific 
>>> philosophy about memory management.
>> This is fine. But here is the deal: that means D cannot have a 
>> philosophy on safety. Or have closure allocated on the GC by 
>> default. Or a gazilion other things.
>> It's the same problem, just in another dimension: a decision 
>> is made, ut then consequences are not accepted.
> using allocators aware APIs solves all of this, look at zig!
> it is a problem already solved, use allocators and don't assume 
> one is using GC or other means

Many D construct assume a GC. Which kinda is the point. Either 
you don't assume a GC and go the zig road, or you assume a GC. 
But D is trying to have its cake and eat it too, and the result 
is schizophrenic in nature.

At some point you need to chose a path. And if you don't want to 
chose a path at level N to leave that to the user, then you need 
to pick a path at level N-1 or bellow.

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