Would you pay for GC?

Paulo Pinto pjmlp at progtools.org
Fri Jan 28 16:12:17 UTC 2022

On Friday, 28 January 2022 at 15:34:49 UTC, jmh530 wrote:
> On Friday, 28 January 2022 at 11:11:54 UTC, Paulo Pinto wrote:
>> [snip]
>> That is something that would be impossible to put into D's 
>> typesystem, without turning it into something else.
>> [snip]
> Well D would do it in a D way rather than in a pony way...for 
> instance pony's val is similar to D's immutable but not the 
> same. The question would be what from pony's reference 
> capabilities would it make sense to add to D. I think the one 
> with the most obvious benefit would be iso. Some people have 
> talked about wanting something like that in the language. It's 
> somewhat different from Rust's borrow checker in that it only 
> allows one mutable alias, whereas Rust allows that or as many 
> const aliases as you want (but not both).

Yeah, maybe that would be possible then.

Still better stabilize D's approach to lifetimes first.

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