Worst ideas/features in programming languages?

Timon Gehr timon.gehr at gmx.ch
Tue Jan 4 05:19:56 UTC 2022

On 04.01.22 06:14, Timon Gehr wrote:
> On 04.01.22 05:20, rikki cattermole wrote:
>> On 04/01/2022 4:11 PM, Timon Gehr wrote:
>>> (I understand that there is something in the DMD source code already 
>>> named "Tuple", but that's not really a tuple, it's a sequence of 
>>> values that will auto expand into any context. Being able to return 
>>> that from functions would be nice, but I think it's independent of 
>>> what people are talking about when they want tuples.)
>> Actually this is kinda what I want.
>> Remove array, AA definitions in syntax. All you have is a tuple.
>> A tuple accepts both named and unnamed types or values.
>> It can devolve into static arrays, associative arrays, dynamic arrays 
>> all implicitly.
> My point was not that you don't want this, it was that calling it a 
> "tuple" serves only to confuse.

(Also, having only the expanding variety of this is just not very useful 
as it prevents nesting.)

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