Worst ideas/features in programming languages?

SomeGuy someguy at mailinator.com
Fri Oct 15 14:24:16 UTC 2021

On Friday, 15 October 2021 at 13:45:11 UTC, deadalnix wrote:
> 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.

This problem could still be solved by making the GC just another 
allocator (and make it the default global allocator). D's current 
GC only runs when an allocation is made anyway, so doing this 
shouldn't break the behavior of existing code (except leaking 
memory if the constructs that assume GC is used, of course).

Maybe from this point on those constructs can be made to use 
reference counting instead and make sure they're 

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